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Polymers and soft materials

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New approach integrates liposomal technology with ‘smart’ hydrogels that are responsive to NIR light.

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Scaffold consisting of freeze-dried conductive PEDOT:PSS supports survival, growth, and differentiation of osteogenic precursor cells.

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Using a coating of conductive polymer, scientists have come up with a new technique for creating electrically heated clothing such as gloves.

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A new 2D film made of polymers and nanoparticles can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures.

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A polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex made from cellulose and chitosan could replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging.

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A novel fabric-like material electrode could help make batteries and supercapacitors faster and less susceptible to leaks or meltdowns.

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Frictional, structural, and mechanical studies of hind leg femur-tibia joint of katydids reveals novel antifriction and antiwear properties.

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Piezoelectric nanomaterials can be used in combination with mechanical cues to stimulate neurons, muscle cells.

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Novel filler for polymer composite used hollow glass microspheres and carbon fibers to bring unique combination of properties.

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

PodcastLocalized chemotherapy

Materials Today interview with Dr Laura Indolfi from PanTher Therapeutics about localized chemotherapy.

PodcastLiquid metal wires

Materials Today Interview with Prof Michael Dickey from North Carolina State University about liquid metal wires.

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