Advanced Materials

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April 1991

Volume 3, Issue 4

Pages fmi–fmi, 179–213

  1. Masthead

    1. Top of page
    2. Masthead
    3. Essay
    4. Articles
    5. Corrigendum
    6. Articles
    7. Communications
    8. Research News
    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. Masthead (page fmi)

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030401

  2. Essay

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    2. Masthead
    3. Essay
    4. Articles
    5. Corrigendum
    6. Articles
    7. Communications
    8. Research News
    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. European research conferences (pages 179–181)

      Dr. Josip Hendeković

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030402

      Essay: Cooperative action in the organization of European ‘Gordon’-like research conferences is coordinated by the European Science Foundation (ESF) which is based in Strasbourg. France. The aims and profile of the conference program, which includes meetings in physics, chemistry and materials science of relevance to work on advanced materials, and the ESF which started it are described.

  3. Articles

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    3. Essay
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    5. Corrigendum
    6. Articles
    7. Communications
    8. Research News
    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. The Synthesis of Polymer Supports (pages 182–190)

      Prof. Reza Arshady

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030403

      Review: Separation, purification, catalysis, organic synthesis, hydrometallurgy, and immunotherapy are only a few of the applications of polymer supports, microspherical polymer products with particle sizes ranging from 5--500 μm. The synthetic and structural criteria which must be considered in the production of the materials and their compatibility with solvents and substrates are examined.

  4. Corrigendum

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    3. Essay
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    5. Corrigendum
    6. Articles
    7. Communications
    8. Research News
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    10. Materials Forum
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      Corrigendum (page 190)

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030404

  5. Articles

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    3. Essay
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    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. Defects in Continuous Media (pages 191–197)

      Andreas Weber, Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz and Prof. Lorenz Kramer

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030405

      Review: Defects often determien the mechanical and other properties of materials to a large extent. An understanding of these ordering imperfections would therefore facilitate the design of improved materials. Using nematic liquid crystals as an example, the various theoretical approaches to the description of defects are described and a correlation with the information obtaiend through experiment allows the success of the methods to be assessed.

  6. Communications

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    3. Essay
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    7. Communications
    8. Research News
    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. Carbohydrate-modified conducting polymers synthesis and electrochemistry of sugar-linked azulenes polyazulenes (pages 198–200)

      Peter Alexander. Bross, Ulrich Schöberl and Prof. Jörg Daub

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030406

      Communication: Chiral-polymer electrodes and electochemical sensor devices are two pro potential applications for carbohydrate-modified conducting polymers with a polyazulene backbone (see figure where R is a sugar). Carbohydrate modification, whitel providing the conducting polymer with molecular-targeting capability also lends water-solubility to the intrinsicly hydrophobic azulene group and should therefore enable chemistry and electropolymerization in aqueous solution.

    2. Two-step generation of aluminum microstructures on laser-generated pd pre-nucleation patterns using thermal cvd from (trimethylamine)trihydridoaluminum (pages 201–202)

      Dr. Oliver Gottsleben, Dr. Michael Stuke and Prof. Herbert W. Roesky

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030407

      Communication: Aluminium microstructures, important in electronics packaging applications, can be efficiently produced using a new two-step method which involves thermal CVD from (trimethylamine)trihydridoaluminum onto lasergenerated spatially selective prenucleation patterns of a palladium catalyst. Interestingly, the aluminum continues to grow to heights of more than a few nanometers even after it has completely covered the palladium catalyst.

    3. Synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles by the ultrasonic injection of an organosilazane precursor (pages 202–204)

      Prof. Kenneth E. Gonsalves, Dr. Peter R. Strutt and Dr. Tongsan D. Xiao

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030408

      Communication: Ceramic and metallic materials with nanometer-scale morphology possess novel properties important in nanoprecision manufacturing, where isotropic material properties are required in miniaturized components, and in the development of new composite materials with strengths approaching the theoretical limtis Unlike currently used methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles which can only produce small quantities, the new method reported here (see figure) which involves laser-induced cross-linking of a liquid silazane precursor to give Si3N4/SiC ceramics can yield up to 100 g/h.

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  7. Research News

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    9. Conference Report
    10. Materials Forum
    1. Talking point. The scanning tunneling probe as a feynman ‘sewing’ machine? (pages 205–206)

      Albert H. Alberts

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030409

      Research News/Talking Point: The prospect of using the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to ‘stitch’ together molecules of, for example, thiophene or pyrrole one by one to form macromolecular chains, or in the production of organic superconductors from Langmuir-Blodgett arrays containing metal ions is discussed.

    2. The STM: A synthetic tool to create ‘molecular wires’? (pages 206–208)

      Prof. Gerhard Wegner

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030410

      Research News/Talking Point: A somewhat less optimistic view is given of the potential uses of the STM in a comment on the ideas presented by A. Alberts in the preceeding article of this issue. The progress made with the STM technique and its limitations are discussed.

    3. Thin-film calorimetry and molecular electronics (pages 208–210)

      Dr. John D. Wright

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030411

      Research News: Understanding the effect of the doping process on organic semiconductors is a crucial step in the design of, for example, organic-based gas sensors. A method is presented her which allows the thermal changes which accompany the various steps in the doping process to be accurately monitored. The technique combines the high sensitivity of interferometric detection with the low thermal mass of a single-mode optical fiber.

  8. Conference Report

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    10. Materials Forum
    1. Composites in Moscow (pages 211–212)

      Prof. V. I. Kostikov and Dr. P. I. Zolkin

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030412

      Conference Report: V. I. Kostikov and P. I. Zolkin of the State Research Institute of Graphite in Moscow report on a recent international conference on composite materials held in the USSR.

  9. Materials Forum

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    10. Materials Forum
    1. Materials Forum (pages 212–213)

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19910030413

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