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Polymers and soft materials news

Inspired by the polymeric threads used by marine mussels, scientists have developed an elastomeric polymer that is both flexible and strong.

A marriage between 3D printer plastic and metal-organic frameworks could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries.

Luminescent nanoprobe enables noninvasive, real-time imaging of inflammation-associated diseases.

Harvesting energy from body heat to drive wearable thermoelectric generators.

Elastic surgical adhesive developed.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

Inspired by the octopus, engineers have developed polymer-based stretchable surfaces with programmable 3D texture morphing.

3D nanoelectronic system made up of stacked layers of carbon nanotube transistors and random-access memory cells could improve computational devices.

Fluorine transforms the two-dimensional, ceramic insulator hexagonal boron nitride into a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties.

'Thermodynamic stability’ theory says nanoclusters will only be stable if the core cohesive energy is balanced by the core-to-shell binding energy.

New approach integrates liposomal technology with ‘smart’ hydrogels that are responsive to NIR light.

Scaffold consisting of freeze-dried conductive PEDOT:PSS supports survival, growth, and differentiation of osteogenic precursor cells.

Using a coating of conductive polymer, scientists have come up with a new technique for creating electrically heated clothing such as gloves.

A new 2D film made of polymers and nanoparticles can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures.

A polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex made from cellulose and chitosan could replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging.

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A marriage between 3D printer plastic and metal-organic frameworks could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries.

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