December 2016Volume 1 Issue 2
_____________________________________________________________Research articleControlled Deposition of Gold and Silver on a Porous Silicone MatrixsSolano-Umaña Victor*, Vega-Baudrit, José RobertoDuring the last decade and nowadays an enormous research effort has been deployed to the porous materials. Design, pores sizes, shapes, morphology and density are crucial features to increase the surface material, which helps to improve adsorption and absorption properties and helps the interaction of living cells with the porous material. _____________________________________________________________Research articleTriad-sequestered Polymer Encapsulated Reverse Micelle Composite Materials as Optically Addressable Magnetic Field SensorsJoseph J. Kremer,* C. Michael Elliott, Karsten A. Hötzer, and Ulrich E. SteinerIn past reports, Donor-Chromophore-Acceptor (D-C2+-A2+) triad species have served as molecular level sensors which can optically detect magnetic fields. Upon photoexcitation of the chromophore (C2+), a series of electron transfer steps occur which generate a biradical cation Charge Separated State (CSS, D+•-C2+-A+•). A fluid solution environment is required in order for the CSS to form. The CSS can be detected and monitored by time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy.