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Polymers and soft materials

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Researchers have found that submerging a polymer in liquid water can boost its ability to selectively remove carbon dioxide from gas mixtures.

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novel electroluminescent device uses flexible, electrically conductive Ag-coated nylon fibers embedded in a PDMS + ZnS composite as electrodes

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Smart skin that responds to heat and sunlight

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Researchers have shown that ultrasonic waves produced by an acoustic transducer can manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials.

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A Lewis acid offers an effective way to change the electrical properties of certain organic semiconductors, but only in the presence of water.

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A silicone polymer embedded with temperature-sensitive dyes and liquid metal wires can carry out simple logic functions in response to touch.

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mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

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Researchers have replaced the expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with iron fluoride and a solid polymer.

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

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