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Polymers and soft materials

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A composite of a polymer and a 2D material can store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

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Scientists have used a laser to turn the surface of pine wood into a form of graphene, potentially offering a way to produce biodegradable electronics.

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For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of a crystal gel with particle-level resolution.

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Naturally occurring fatty acids that cover insect wings can be used to form ‘mechanobactericidal’ coating.

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A new super-strong ‘tough adhesive’ is biocompatible and binds firmly to biological tissues even when they're wet.

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Using 'click chemistry', scientists have developed an efficient way to make sulfur-containing polymers that will lower the cost of large-scale production.

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Scientists have used a molecular pulley binder to create high-capacity silicon anodes for use in lithium-ion batteries.

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Researchers have developed supramolecular materials that spontaneously assemble themselves and then disintegrate after use.

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Scientists have developed a way to coat a hydrogel onto elastomer-based medical devices to provide a softer, more slippery exterior.

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Nanofibrous, conductive polymer structure mimics the properties of natural extracellular matrix to support regeneration of heart tissue.

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Materials Today Interview with Prof Philip Demokritou from Harvard University about nanomaterial toxicology.

PodcastLocalized chemotherapy

Materials Today interview with Dr Laura Indolfi from PanTher Therapeutics about localized chemotherapy.

PodcastLiquid metal wires

Materials Today Interview with Prof Michael Dickey from North Carolina State University about liquid metal wires.

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