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Polymers and soft materials news

Researchers have discovered that antioxidants can help prevent the damage to conducting polymers caused by transmission electron microscopy.

Inspired by the color-changing skin of octopuses, engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can change shape and color when exposed to light.

Researchers have utilized reactive molecules called radical-type 'mechanophores' to visualize polymer crystallization in real time.

Creating a uniform membrane density is crucial for maximizing the performance of polymer membranes for water desalination.

polymer NPs can elude the immune system and cross the blood brain barrier

Nanomaterial-based device that can heat or cool buildings

A new flexible, rechargeable, printable silver oxide-zinc battery can provide five to 10 times more power than current lithium-ion batteries.

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

Researchers have used nanosheets to create an inorganic material that can be converted from a hard gel to soft matter by changing the temperature.

Researchers have developed a platform that combines a novel electrospray deposition tool with X-ray analysis for studying blended materials.

Researchers have developed a new way of making strong, supple composite polymers that closely mimic materials found in the natural world.

Researchers have developed a high-throughput method for analyzing the interactions between polymers and virus-like particles.

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