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Polymers and soft materials news

A novel silicone polymer gel makes an environmentally-friendly, inexpensive, long-lasting ice-repellent coating.

CNT transistors align performance with prediction

Carbon nanotubes promise electronic devices of the future that could outperform Si and GaAs technologies.

size, surface charge, composition and now shape of a nanoparticle determine how easily it can slip inside a cell

Inexpensive rewritable material that is environmentally friendly.

Repairing bones damaged by cancer surgery requires scaffold materials that can support tissue regeneration and suppressing tumor regrowth.

Researchers have identified new monolithic polymer films that can directly convert ultraviolet light into sustained motion.

View the winning image of the 2016 NuMART competition.

By combining physical and chemical approaches to self-healing, a new polymeric material can self-heal in semi-dry conditions.

A new electroactive material made from a bottlebrush polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field.

Scientists have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell.

Polymer fragility index and chain length

The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2017.

Researchers have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel for use as a flexible implant.

The latest members of the journal family, publishing full length original research articles, short communications and reviews.

Find out more about this years Reaxys PhD Prize winners.

New electronic ‘paper’ is flexible, less than 1µm thick and can display a full range of colors, but requires 10 times less energy than a Kindle tablet.

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A new technology known as cold sintering process can combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into useful compound materials.

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