Polymers and soft materials news

A polysulfide-air redox flow battery with not one but two membranes overcomes the main problem with this type of large-scale battery.

3D-printed, deformable electrodes and separators based on nanocellulose are promising for stretchable Li-ion batteries

Researchers have developed a process for fabricating tiny fibers from face masks, which can help strengthen and protect cement concrete.

Using a thin film of piezoelectric material, researchers have created a paper-thin loudspeaker that can turn any surface into an active audio source.

By utilizing holes of different sizes, shapes and orientations, researchers can now produce porous materials with customizable properties.

colloidal photonic crystal ink enables printing of 2D and 3D colored structures using additive manufacturing techniques

natural fiber-reinforced shape memory polymer morphs into different shapes in response to humidity

Using novel nanocapsules, researchers have developed a 3D printing process that makes it possible to print an object within a volume of resin.

Using a 3D printing method, researchers have produced micro-scaffolds that can house a high-density of cells for growing tissue in desired shapes.

By growing polymer chains on membranes, researchers have greatly enhanced their efficiency at removing carbon dioxide from mixed gases.

Researchers have discovered that heating plastic waste in the presence of potassium acetate produces particles that can absorb carbon dioxide.

Researchers have developed long-lasting, gel-based coatings that can prevent adhesion of everything from ice to bacteria on functional surfaces.

Chemists have deveoped a novel catalytic process for upcycling the common plastic polystyrene into the useful chemical benzoic acid.

Novel water-stable, 2D covalent organic framework nanoparticles can direct the differentiation of human stem cells into bone cells.

Researchers have developed a piezoelectric polymer that can generate electricity much more efficiently than previous versions.

A flexible display that utilizes stretchy light-emitting polymers is brighter than a cellphone and can be stretched up to twice its original length.

easy-to-apply alternative to eyedrops based on chitosan thermo-gels could be used to treat eye conditions more effectively

New foam-like material could help road safety

Material could replace plastic food packaging

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