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Polymers and soft materials news

By combining low-energy photons to produce high-energy excited states, researchers have developed a novel polymerization process.

New rubbery semiconductor could prove handy for medical diagnosis

A new rubbery polymer semiconductor with high carrier mobility can be used to produce smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand.

Material that can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory

Assessment of state of play of renewable and sustainable fabrics derived from fungi

Researchers have replicated a famous painting by shining white light on a glass slide stippled with millions of titanium dioxide nanopillars.

Adding elliptical holes to elastic materials can enhance their efficiency at converting elastic energy to kinetic energy for extreme velocity movements.

For the first time, researchers have developed a way to measure the individual solid-like and liquid-like behaviors of soft materials separately.

Titanium oxide nanowire mask with antibacterial and antiviral properties

Antibodies attached to the surface of red blood cells could boost the body’s ability to fight disease

By formulating fluorescent dyes into a novel class of crystalline lattice, researchers have created the brightest ever fluorescent materials.

A newly developed sulfur-containing polymer film boasts a high refractive index while being fully transparent over the entire visible range.

new highly absorbent, breathable polymer fabric protects wearers against harmful aerosols and chemical warfare agents

new 'micro' approach to electronic waste recycling could create valuable renewable resources

We are excited to announce that Elsevier in collaboration with SPIE, titled Photonic Materials and Applications.

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