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Polymers and soft materials news

Polymers that conduct electricity to stimulate cells and monitor their natural electrical activity could be useful in medicine

For the first time, researchers have managed to create an anti-ordered state with liquid crystals, where they avoid aligning along a certain direction.

Researchers have developed a new design method that shows promise in allowing the efficient fabrication of soft robots using a 3D printer.

Engineers have shown that 3D printing can be used to create metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties.

By carefully stretching polymers like polyethylene, researchers have been able to produce colorful films with a range of heat-radiating capabilities.

A hot-drawing technique for processing plastics can create transparent polythene film that is stronger than aluminium but a fraction of the weight.

Scientists have theorized a new ‘oil-and-vinegar’ approach for inducing spherical nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusual architectures.

Engineers have used 4D printing to produce smart materials that can change from stiff to soft in response to temperature changes.

A new dual-polymer hydrogel able to respond dynamically to its environment could find use in a variety of ‘soft robotic’ and biomedical applications.

Researchers have used machine learning to create molecular models for faster screening of materials such as organic electronics.

‘living glue’ inspired by marine organisms like barnacles and mussels works underwater or in highly damp or humid conditions

Sensitive, see-through electronic skin for underwater touch screen

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

A polymer composite containing graphene and nanoparticles can produce a more stable solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium metal batteries.

underbelly of lobsters could hold clue to developing a tough, strong and flexible material for body armor and other applications

Acoustic metamaterial structure blocks 94% of sound

Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called PBDT has a rare double-helix structure.

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