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Korean researchers investigate degradation of commercial materials in soil and seawater

Addition of titanium carbide-based materials significantly reduces friction and wear

Using a new, multiscale approach, researchers have increased the resistance to crack growth of particle-reinforced rubber.

New 3D printing method for non-invasive surgery

Improving 2D-materials-based electronic devices

driver training assistance system uses triboelectric sensors on gear shift, steering wheel, and pedals to monitor driving behavior in real time

Researchers have developed a novel fiber where one side is flexible cotton and the other side is a conductive polymer.

Using multimaterial 3D printing, researchers have created self-heating microfluidic devices with built-in heating elements.

By combining chitosan from crabs and agarose from seaweed, researchers created biopolymer composite films with enhanced strength.

Nanorod-based piezo-electrocatalytic device shows promise for non-invasive use

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that quickly, cleanly and efficiently breaks down Nylon-6 into its component monomers.

Researchers have developed a new polymer composite that can change its behavior depending on temperature to perform specific tasks.

New type of electrolyte extends the life of lithium metal batteries

New nanosheets for electronics, energy storage, and health and safety applications

stretchable polymer-perovskite quantum dot nanocomposite transistor functions as an artificial synapse

A new 3D inkjet printing system can work with a much wider range of materials by using computer vision to monitor the printing process.

A new laser-based technique offers a non-destructive and high-throughput way to dynamically characterize microscale metamaterials.

Making slight tweaks to a non-chiral polymer to introduce helical structures can cause major changes in the phases of the polymer.

A novel method can determine the sequence of a polymer as it is made, by imaging and identifying every single monomer as it is added to the polymer.

Dopamine-containing tissue adhesive gelatin hydrogels for wound management

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