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Polymers and soft materials news, August 2015

A team of judges have completed the evaluation of nominees for the 2014 Acta Student Awards.

Tuning band gap in black phosphorus for better semiconductors.

Researchers have developed a model system for so-called soft colloids.

Dutch chemists have developed a novel kind of polymer than can report when it changes shape.

The softness of a new dry silicone rubber can be tailored to match a variety of biological tissues.

The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a new, one-of-a-kind university/industry center.

Scientists have developed a new hydrogel that stretches and contracts in response to changing temperature.

Special Issue Publication on bio-based polymers, available to freely download now.

New technology developed by UC Berkeley bioengineers promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster

Flexible electronic devices that can be injected into cavities or living tissue through a needle and interpenetrate the space have been developed.

Inspired by birds’ bright plumage, researchers have designed thin films of synthetic nanoparticles that mimic these colorful displays.

Researchers have engineered the surface of nanosized polymeric drug carriers to bind onto cancer cells and slip past the blood-brain barrier.

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