Our website uses cookies

Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how visitors use our website. By browsing Materials Today, you agree to our use of cookies.

Okay, I understand Learn more

Polymers and soft materials news

Sulfonated, charged multiblock thermoplastic elastomers as self-sterilizing materials.

Only about five phases have been discovered in the simplest block copolymers, but researchers have now found a new one.

Researchers have created a novel shear-thinning gel that can be injected into the body to lift up colon polyps so they can be easily removed.

Graphene membranes covered in polymeric chains are better at capturing carbon dioxide than previous high-performance membranes.

direct laser writing approach can print such shape-changing 3D polymer micromachines in a single step

Flexible sensor array mimics some of the tactile properties of human skin

Researchers have discovered a phenomenon that allows block copolymers to self-assemble in patterns that deviate from regular symmetrical arrays.

new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

A new membrane made from water-wet materials with gas-entrapping pores can perform a type of desalination known as membrane distillation.

Previous assumptions regarding polymer behavior are challenged by new laboratory techniques that measure polymer flow at the molecular level.

Researchers have developed 3D-printed mesh materials whose flexibility and toughness can be tuned to emulate and support softer bodily tissues.

polymer nanocomposites functionalised with nanocrystals control fresh produce deterioration

flexible capacitors made from layers of polyester coated with graphene and hexagonal boron nitride inks could form basis of washable wearable electronics

ion trap based on the nanofibrous structure of cellulose converts low-grade heat into useful electricity

set of basic design rules maps out the synthesis of interfaces in nanoparticles made from multiple elemental components

Magnetic shape-memory material with potential applications in biomedicine, aerospace, wearable electronics and robotics

A novel polymer/carbon composite matrix with lithium microparticles could enhance the capacity and safety of lithium-metal batteries.

Biomimicry of polar bear hairs offers synthetic heat insulating material

Connect with us
What’s coming up in polymers and soft materials…
16
Sep ’19

 
09
Sep ’19

 
03
Sep ’19