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Polymers and soft materials news

MXene-polymer composite blocks electromagnetic pollution

new lightweight composite material composed of MXene and polystyrene beads could shield electromagnetic pollution

Scientists have developed a novel composite material for degrading nerve agents, which comprises a hydrogel and a metal-organic framework .

By utilizing a hydrogel that absorbs body fluids, researchers have produced a brain-machine interface that doesn't trigger a foreign body response.

By coating a mirror with a nanoscale layer of a conducting polymer, researchers have created structural colors for reflective color displays.

Researchers have found that a coating of polymer no more than 100µm thick can prevent 3D-printed ceramic structures from shattering.

functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles or SPIONs capture plastic waste particles from contaminated water

Researchers have demonstrated the viability of 3D-printed, shape memory polymer scaffolds that harmlessly degrade while promoting tissue regeneration.

Using a microscope, researchers have observed a special type of solid-to-solid phase transition in the crystal structure of polymeric microparticles.

By dispersing liquid metal droplets in an elastomer, researchers have created electrical circuits that are stretchy, self-healing and recyclable.

Researchers have fabricated an ultralight nanoarchitected carbon material that is more efficient at absorbing impacts than Kevlar of the same weight.

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