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Polymers and soft materials news, July 2018

Green light for polymer material that can change from hard to soft and back again

A novel polymer material can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer one that can heal itself.

Longer-lasting human skin equivalent alternative based on silk-collagen composite.

Researchers have developed a way to fabricate soft, porous materials via the self-assembly of metal-organic polyhedra made of rhodium atoms.

Custom-built parylene deposition system for a field-effect transistor.

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Professor Cyrille Boyer was awarded two awards at MACRO2018 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of polymer science.

By mixing and matching different materials, researchers have created a window coating that can prevent excessive heating and generate electricity.

Researchers have discovered that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates after processing.

Using a novel coating process, scientists have been able to develop a highly effective water-repellent coating based on a short-chain polymer.

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