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Polymers and soft materials news, June 2017

Mimic nacre toughens up polymer nanocomposites.

By controlling how nanoparticles self-assemble at three different length scales, scientists have produced a tough and strong polymer nanocomposite.

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an engineered polymer nanoparticle can switch off the signal that drives the growth of blood vessels in biological tissue

Electrodes consisting of nanoparticles tethered to the surface of a charge collector using short organic conductors could revolutionize energy storage.

Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is a natural material with hard and soft components that attains high stiffness, strength, and fracture toughness.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Gleb Yushin has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards.

An enzyme called TdT can be used to build synthetic biomaterials that could find use in applications ranging from drug delivery to nanowires.

A novel silicon nanoparticle composite material for battery anodes could lead to more reliable and longer-lasting batteries.

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