Polymers and soft materials news, January 2016

A novel plastic material containing spiky nanoparticles of graphene-coated nickel can prevent lithium-ion batteries from overheating.

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Polymer fibers of the right size and shape could help regrowing nerve cells repair tissue damage after injury

Depositing organic polymers on a metal substrate offers a new way to fabricate atomically-controlled carbon nanostructures.

A novel solid electrolyte for lithium batteries made from polymer and glass overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes.

Through its use of low-cost materials, a new flow battery technology is projected to cost 60% less than today's standard flow batteries.

Using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, scientists have produced novel soft robots.

Skin-like polymeric material uses carbon nanotubes to bring a sense of touch to robotic and prosthetic devices.

Modeling shows hybrid material that responds to different stimuli.

Encasing sunscreen active ingredient inside sticky polymer nanoparticles stops penetration into the skin.

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