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Researchers have derived governing equations that describe and explain why adding liquid inclusions to elastomers gives them novel properties.

electrochemical modification of carbon fibers makes polymer composites tougher

Researchers have found a new structure, which they term a bilayer-folded lamellar mesophase, in an aqueous solution of an amphiphilic copolymer.

Using piezoelectric metamaterials, researchers have created 3D-printed 'meta-bots' capable of propulsion, movement, sensing and decision-making.

A novel method for upcycling the widely used plastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene gives it better properties for 3D printing.

Researchers have created a simple-to-make, recyclable polymer fiber that can perform like a muscle actuator.

Higher-eigen-mode imaging has revealed that a flexible semiconducting polymer has a ‘fruitcake’ structure with harder and softer regions.

green-solvent-processable, open-air printable self-assembly strategy for fabricating stable, efficient OSCs

light-triggered shape-changing device that could serve as a power source for soft robotics

Researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in the lab, and also print it in specific shapes anf forms.

Reseachers have developed a novel method for printing composite elastic materials by getting liqid polymers to flow between two acrylic plates.

flexible electrical patch based on a hydrogel impregnated with antibacterial silver nanowires speeds up wound healing

By firing microscopic particles at a surface, researchers have been able to study how the tiny crystalline grains in solid metals form at the nanoscale.

Researchers have developed a novel coating that can give paper some of the properties of plastic, including enhanced strength and water-resistance.

Splitting electron spins in magnetic material

3D-printed, deformable electrodes and separators based on nanocellulose are promising for stretchable Li-ion batteries

Researchers have developed a process for fabricating tiny fibers from face masks, which can help strengthen and protect cement concrete.

By utilizing holes of different sizes, shapes and orientations, researchers can now produce porous materials with customizable properties.

colloidal photonic crystal ink enables printing of 2D and 3D colored structures using additive manufacturing techniques

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