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Polymers and soft materials

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A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

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A polymer composite containing graphene and nanoparticles can produce a more stable solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium metal batteries.

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underbelly of lobsters could hold clue to developing a tough, strong and flexible material for body armor and other applications

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Acoustic metamaterial structure blocks 94% of sound

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Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called PBDT has a rare double-helix structure.

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The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

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Researchers used machine learning to simulate the quantum mechanics analysis of two capacitor materials, greatly speeding up the process.

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Researchers have developed a novel fiber comprising a gallium metal core surrounded by an elastic polymer sheath that is both strong and tough.

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Two new reports, now available for download.

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

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