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Polymers and soft materials news, February 2017

A novel metamaterial film can cool objects by reflecting incoming solar energy while also allowing the surface to shed its own heat.

Peer Review Webinar with the Editors of Biomaterials

Live webinar - March 7th, 9 - 10 AM GMT – The nuts & bolts of Peer Review: a discussion by Biomaterials Editors Professors Pandit and Yu.

Adding two different additives to the same polymer semiconductor offers a simple way to modify its electrical properties.

By utilizing a novel nanoparticle-based design to tune surface plasmon resonance, engineers have created a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material.

Inspired by natural adhesive materials, scientists have developed a synthetic version that can be controlled remotely using UV light.

By coating a normal fabric with an electroactive material, researchers have produced ‘textile muscles’ that could be incorporated into clothes.

Using a Titan supercomputer, scientists have identified Lewis-acidic polymers as promising solid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries.

Conductive CNT-composites could be produced using standard commercial 3D printers, according to Italian researchers

Scientists have developed a simple and innovative technique for drawing or imprinting complex, nanometric patterns on hollow polymer fibers.

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