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Polymers and soft materials news

A new hybrid conductive material comprising liquid metal embedded in an elastic polymer can be bent and stretched at will.

Applications aplenty for new electrically conductive hydrogel

A novel composite made of hydrogel and a 2D material can conduct electricity, stretch by more than 3400%, self-heal and adhere to many surfaces.

A new scanning tunneling microscopy technique can, for the first time, reveal the detailed molecular structure of conjugated polymers.

Scientists have developed a simple way to produce a conductive graphene foam that they can shape into 3D objects such as battery electrodes.

New hybrid conductive material, part elastic polymer and part liquid metal, which can be bent and stretched easily.

A new type of 3D-printable ink with tiny magnetic particles produces soft structures that can move in complex ways in response to a magnetic field.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

By combining a fungal organic pigment with a transparent polymer, researchers have developed a novel semiconductor material.

Scientists have shown they can predict the failure of granular materials such as gravel by monitoring naturally arising acoustic vibrations.

A novel 3D printer comprising a microfluidic chip and a digital micromirror can build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials.

A self-healing material made from liquid metal droplets suspended in a soft elastomer can spontaneously repair itself when damaged.

Ceramic nanolattice architecture creates ultralight, mechanically reliable composite materials.

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Scientists have produced nanostructured artificial fibers that mimic the impressive optical properties of fibers produced by the Madagascar comet moth.

A glass-polymer composite known as glassomer can be milled, laser-machined or processed in CNC machines just like a conventional polymer.

A novel method for producing disperse carbon nanotubes at high concentrations can create a gel, paste and kneadable dough.

Better than warm leatherette.

A cure for energy-demanding polymer components.

Combination of sulfolane and a metal salt makes a stable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that overcomes shortcomings of conventional electrolytes.

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