Polymers and soft materials news, September 2016

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A material made from graphene nanoribbons and polyethylene glycol could help to heal damaged spinal cords in people.

Researchers have developed a new way to shape and surface treat plastic components at the same time.

The recent development of a method for measuring structural defects in polymers led to a theory for predicting their elasticity.

Using cellulose and polymers, scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials.

Scientists have synthesized nanometer-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport charge in proton exchange membranes.

A novel polyphenyline membrane for fuel cells operates over a wide temperature range and lasts three times longer than existing membranes.

Scientists have developed a responsive, hybrid material, powered by its own chemical reactions, that can recognize simple patterns.

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