Polymers and soft materials news, March 2018

Polyurethane/black phosphorous composite is a biodegradable, remotely trigged shape memory polymer.

Find out about the winners of this year's Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids.

Using a 3D layer of silicone as the substrate for a lithium metal anode can mitigate dendrite formation and dramatically extend battery life.

Adding a small molecule to act as an electron donor and enhance the absorption of the active layer can improve the efficiency of an organic solar cell.

A novel method for producing various albumin-based gels could allow them to be developed as implants for delivering drugs over extended periods.

Researchers have developed a new method for chemically bonding multiple soft materials independent of the manufacturing process.

Researchers have developed a new technique for printing electronic circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires.

Researchers have shown that films of pencil graphite and a conductive co-polymer paint can produce a novel, cheap thermoelectric device.

Hybrid electrode material enables fast ion conduction through continuous ceramic fibers, flexibility, and ability to use polymer roll-to-roll processing.

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