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Polymers and soft materials

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A new system comprising a polymer/aluminum film in a solar 'shelter' can help cool buildings in crowded cities without consuming electricity.

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Researchers have found a way to forecast likely points of failure in 2D disordered lattices without needing to study detailed states of the material.

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Sulfonated, charged multiblock thermoplastic elastomers as self-sterilizing materials.

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Only about five phases have been discovered in the simplest block copolymers, but researchers have now found a new one.

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Researchers have created a novel shear-thinning gel that can be injected into the body to lift up colon polyps so they can be easily removed.

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Graphene membranes covered in polymeric chains are better at capturing carbon dioxide than previous high-performance membranes.

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direct laser writing approach can print such shape-changing 3D polymer micromachines in a single step

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Flexible sensor array mimics some of the tactile properties of human skin

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Researchers have discovered a phenomenon that allows block copolymers to self-assemble in patterns that deviate from regular symmetrical arrays.

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new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

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

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