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Polymers and soft materials

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A new 3D printing method, which involves lifting complex shapes from a vat of liquid, is up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes.

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Researchers have shown that a damage-resistant rechargeable zinc battery with a cartilage-like solid electrolyte makes an effective 'structural battery'.

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movement of tiny, simple silicon nanomotors in an electric field can be controlled remotely using light

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mushroom-like gold nanowires on soft, flexible substrates could enable a new generation of wearable or implantable stretchable electronic devices

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Using embedded liquid crystals, scientists have created a shape-shifting polymer material that can morph from one sophisticated form to another.

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A composite made of lignin, nylon and carbon fiber possesses just the right mix of viscosity when hot and strength when cool for 3D printing.

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Natural spider silk gives up some of its secrets

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By patterning and then shrinking a polymer scaffold, researchers have come up with a way to fabricate nanoscale, 3D objects of nearly any shape.

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Oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites that contain a molecular layer of ‘nanoglue’.

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Researchers have modified two enzymes so that they self-assemble to form a stable catalytic biomaterial that can be used in industrial production.

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

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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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