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Polymers and soft materials news

Researchers have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from projectiles and extreme temperatures.

polymer fiber-reinforced bone cements stabilize dental implants more effectively after extraction

Smart medicines could generate drugs and imaging agents when they come into contact with diseased tissues

Materials called metal-organic frameworks can be spun into fibres to filter particulate pollutants from air

Researchers have developed a family of polymer materials that come alive when hit with light – bending, rotating and even crawling on surfaces.

Using tiny polystyrene beads arranged in a crystalline lattice, researchers have discovered that impurities play a major role in the melting process.

By tuning the assembly process of bottlebrush-shaped polymers, a new 3D printing process can produce multiple colors from a single ink.

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Polymer coating could help biomedical devices and crop sprays

New polymer materials for 3D printing can switch between different shapes in response to changes in temperature, electric current or stress.

By combining tandem repeat proteins with the 2D material MXene, researchers have produced a composite material with novel electrical properties.

Researchers have found a new way to control harmful fungi, by developing polymer coatings that resist the attachment of these fungi.

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting, engineers have designed a friction-boosting material that could be used to coat the bottom of shoes.

For the first time, researchers have synthesized large-scale 2D conjugated polymers, and thoroughly characterized their electronic properties.

Scientists have used graphene to help develop an opal-like crystalline material that could be the cornerstone of next generation smart sensors.

Researchers have discovered that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process can greatly increase the strengthen of the material.

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