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Materials chemistry news, February 2015

Dendrites create fire hazards and can limit the ability of batteries to power our smart phones and store renewable energy for a rainy day.

Announcing Engineering Advances

A new initiative involving Elsevier’s engineering journals, editors, authors and referees – titled Engineering Advances.

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs designed to release their payload over a specified time period.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

New type of superconducting transistor that can be switched reversibly between on and off positions using light irradiation.

Novel material for efficient plasmonic devices in mid-IR range.

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer.

Welcome to the Virtual Microscope, the integrated browser based slide viewer that provides access to high resolution whole slide images.

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer.

Materials Today lead the way to make it simple for authors to publicly share peer-reviewed, curated, formatted, indexed, citable raw research data.

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