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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polymer combined with carbon nanotubes matches the flexibility and conductivity of cardiac tissue.

Stretched fibers of bacterial cellulose could strengthen a new generation of ‘green’ nanocomposites.

hydrogen bonding enables the fabrication of stretchable, self-healing semiconducting polymer transistors paving the way for wearable electronics

Porous 3D form of graphene produced using heat and pressure

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

A novel self-assembly technique can create multilayer, multi-patterned 3D nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

A new perspective article reviews the state-of-the-art of autonomous polymers and lays out future directions for the field.

New high-precision sensor measures changes in magnetic fields.

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