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Polymers and soft materials news

Using polymer strands that contain a liquid metal alloy, scientists have developed elastic, touch-sensitive fibers.

A new method can select semiconducting carbon nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.

A new self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

Injecting charge carriers can promote a chemical reaction that converts a polymer precursor into a graphene nanoribbon.

A group of Canadian researchers have investigated the optimal design for lightweight armour, using 3D printing and mechanical testing.

A new self-assembly technique using block copolymers can produce some of the narrowest wires yet for use on computer chips.

Subtle adjustments in the manufacture of a polymer-based carbon sorbent can optimize either carbon capture or methane flow.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Nanoparticles can be arranged into defined patterns in ultrathin polymer films using entropy rather than chemistry.

Waterproof breathable textiles market set for massive growth.

Korean researchers have developed an implantable supercapacitor that could be used to power future medical devices.

To celebrate the latest CiteScoreTracker value of 5.57, the Editor-in-Chief highlights three key articles.

Additive allows immiscible polymers to be bonded in recycling scheme.

Water-based, biocompatible ink formulations of two-dimensional materials including graphene, MoS2, WS2, and hexagonal boron nitride.

Nanostructured scaffold material impregnated with immunosuppressive drugs encourages nerve regrowth in implanted replacement teeth.

3D printing with cellulose made easier and cheaper.

Scientists have combined silicon nanosheets with a polymer to produce a composite material that is UV-resistant and easy to process.

Cellulose could offer a renewable, biodegradable alternative to the polymers currently for 3D printing, thanks to a novel 3D printing process.

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