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Polymers and soft materials news, September 2017

New biomaterials disappear on demand

Using a compound derived from seaweed, engineers have developed a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand.

Researchers have developed the first 4.0 volt lithium-ion battery able to use a water-salt solution as its electrolyte.

Windows coated with thermochromic vanadium dioxide nanoparticles can let heat in during winter and keep it out in summer.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Carbonated water offers a greener way to remove graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition from metal substrates.

The EPJ Editor picked up an award at ACS Fall.

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