Polymers and soft materials news, October 2018

A polymer gel that incorporates chloroplasts from plants can react with carbon dioxide in the air to grow, strengthen and even repair itself.

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Researchers have come up with a novel molecular approach for improving the piezoelectric properties of organic polymers.

A bio-inspired soft material can alter its properties by self-assembling into molecular superstructures and then disassembling on demand.

Designing a hydrogel for blood vessel formation.

A novel passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids can act as a spontaneous air cooler on buildings.

Composite contains polymer component to protect metal hydride filler from exposure to air and moisture for stable hydrogen storage.

Self-healing, injectable, multifunctional wound dressing based on a micelle-hydrogel composite is flexible and comfortable enough for joint injuries.

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