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Polymers and soft materials news, April 2018

Graphene on a roll for membrane applications

Engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that can produce long strips of high-quality graphene for use in membranes.

Medicine in a seed pod

Cardamom pods may deliver drugs via the convenient and effective oral route.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

Researchers have developed a smooth, durable, clear polymer coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and even peanut butter.

Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers have devised a way to create gummy, biocompatible gels that could be used for medical applications.

A novel smart ink can produce 3D objects that change shape and color, such as reducing to 1% their original size with 10-times the resolution.

Coating the anode with a solid-electrolyte interphase has allowed the creation of a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery.

Inspired by a version of origami called kirigami, researchers have developed malleable electronic circuits that can be bent and twisted.

An aluminum-based material can quickly change how it reflects heat, by smoothing or wrinkling its surface after being stretched or electrically triggered.

A polymer thermal conductor with rigid, ordered monomer chains can conduct 10 times more heat than most commercially used polymers.

Using a nanoparticle 'supersoap', scientists have developed a way to print three-dimensional structures composed entirely of liquids.

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