Polymers and soft materials news, July 2014

Tough and flexible hybrid made from carbon nanotubes embedded in a polymer fiber could improve the treatment of damaged heart tissue.

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Polayacenes for improved solar cells.

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Researchers have developed new “sensing skin” technology designed to serve as an early warning system for concrete structures.

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