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Polymers and soft materials

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Adding two different additives to the same polymer semiconductor offers a simple way to modify its electrical properties.

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By utilizing a novel nanoparticle-based design to tune surface plasmon resonance, engineers have created a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material.

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Inspired by natural adhesive materials, scientists have developed a synthetic version that can be controlled remotely using UV light.

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By coating a normal fabric with an electroactive material, researchers have produced ‘textile muscles’ that could be incorporated into clothes.

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Using a Titan supercomputer, scientists have identified Lewis-acidic polymers as promising solid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries.

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Conductive CNT-composites could be produced using standard commercial 3D printers, according to Italian researchers

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Scientists have developed a simple and innovative technique for drawing or imprinting complex, nanometric patterns on hollow polymer fibers.

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Biocompatible nanocarriers containing superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and a common antibiotic can treat biofilms.

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