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Polymers and soft materials

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Volume 232

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A novel composite material based on a metal-organic framework that can destroy toxic nerve agents has been integrated with textile fibers.

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Droplets containing chain-like liquid crystal molecules with different lengths can transform into complex shapes when the temperature drops.

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A novel polymer sponge covered in nanocrystalline silicon can remove over 90% of oil microdroplets from wastewater within 10 minutes.

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A new method for the solid-state thermal processing of silk allows the biopolymer to be molded directly into bulk parts with tunable properties.

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A novel polymer can quickly transform from a thermal conductor to an insulator, and back again, in response to temperature changes.

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A plastic wrap with a nanostructured, chemically treated surface can repel everything that comes into contact with it, including viruses and bacteria.

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Automating polymer synthesis with robotics

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A new magnetic shape-memory polymer can be transformed into a variety of different shapes with magnetic fields and then be locked into place.

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

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