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Dr. Tuan's manuscript entitled Water-dispersible silver nanoparticles-decorated carbon nanomaterials: Synthesis and enhanced antibacterial activity has been accepted in Applied Physics A 2014.
Dr. Tuan's manuscript in collaboration with Dr. Thanh-Tung Duong at CNU entitled Application of polyaniline nanowires electrodeposited on the FTO glass substrate as a counter electrode for low cost dye-sensitised solar cells was published in Current Applied Physics 2014.
The latest Impact Factor figures of 2012 from Elsevier's Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy journals are now available. Highlights include Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance increasing by 22%. Also Elsevier now publishes more than 50% of the top 12 most-cited titles in the Spectroscopy category!
The latest Impact Factor figures of 2012 from Elsevier's Analytical Chemistry, Sensors and Electrochemistry journals are now available. Elsevier now publishes 8 out of the top 10 titles in Electrochemistry and 50% of the top 12 titles in Analytical Chemistry! We would also like to highlight an increase of more than 19% for Chemometrics And Intelligent Laboratory Systems and that Biosensors & Bioelectronics remains #1 in the Electrochemistry category!

Thomson ISI have just released the results of the journal impact factor analysis for 2012 – here are some highlights from the materials science category.

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