Polymers and soft materials news, January 2017

Nanoparticles’ magnetic attraction targets biofilms

Biocompatible nanocarriers containing superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and a common antibiotic can treat biofilms.

CNT-polyester scaffolds don’t miss a beat

Polymer combined with carbon nanotubes matches the flexibility and conductivity of cardiac tissue.

Stretched fibers of bacterial cellulose could strengthen a new generation of ‘green’ nanocomposites.

hydrogen bonding enables the fabrication of stretchable, self-healing semiconducting polymer transistors paving the way for wearable electronics

Porous 3D form of graphene produced using heat and pressure

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

A novel self-assembly technique can create multilayer, multi-patterned 3D nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

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