ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 2009 by the American Chemical Society. The current editor in chief is Kirk S. Schanze. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces covers advanced active and passive electronic/optical materials, coatings, colloids, biomaterials and bio-interfaces, polymer materials, hybrid and composite materials; and friction and wear. It is currently indexed/abstracted in: CAS, MEDLINE/PubMed, Current Contents, and Science Citation Index.
All-plastic solar cell could help power future flexible electronics
If you picture a solar panel, it's most likely dark blue or black, and rigid and flat. Now imagine one that's semitransparent, ultra-thin and bendable. Scientists are closing in on making the latter version ...
Researchers use nanotubes to better understand diseases
Researchers in UC's Department of Cancer Biology are collaborating with material scientists from the University of Houston to create and use nanotubes to capture and understand the regulation of proteins involved in a variety ...
Toward 'green' paper-thin, flexible electronics
The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of "smart" products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven't broken free from their rigid form.
Team demonstrates first large-scale graphene fabrication
One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New shortcut to solar cells: Discovery employs electrodes as catalysts to make black silicon
Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon.
Scientists X-ray chocolate: A step toward avoiding the dreaded chocolate 'bloom'
An X-ray study carried out at DESY allows to improve the quality of chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on chocolate. ...
Implantable electrode coating good as gold
A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode with nanoporous gold could eliminate the risk of scar tissue forming over the electrode's ...
Engineers introduce design that mimics nature's camouflage
It can shift from red to green to violet. It can mimic patterns and designs. And it can do all of this in a flash—literally.
Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics
Washington State University researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, ...
New technique uses carbon nanotube film to directly heat and cure composite materials
Composite materials used in aircraft wings and fuselages are typically manufactured in large, industrial-sized ovens: Multiple polymer layers are blasted with temperatures up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and ...
Researchers find less expensive way to convert carbon dioxide
With an abundance of carbon dioxide being produced worldwide, scientists and engineers are looking for inexpensive ways to turn it into something useful, such as hydrocarbon fuels.
Engineers create structures tougher than bulletproof vests
Researchers at UT Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar.
Researchers fine-tune quantum dots from coal
Graphene quantum dots made from coal, introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour, can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single-step processes.
How green tea could help improve MRIs
Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, ...
Oxide/carbon composites could power green metal-air batteries
Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon-based fuels. This revolution requires conversion systems that produce hydrogen from water or rechargeable ...