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Polymers and soft materials news, January 2019

By coating cotton with a conducting polymer, researchers have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power wearable electronic devices.

Researchers have created 3D-printed, flexible mesh structures made of silicone that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields.

Researchers have demonstrated that the conducting organic polymer PEDOT functions in a completely different manner than previously believed.

Using super-resolution microscopy to observe the motion of individual polymer chains has revealed the true complexity of polymer dynamics.

Textile researchers have found a simple process for coating silk with ZnO

Using a new theory called stress localization, scientists have created a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface.

Structures made from stimuli-responsive materials can determine which of multiple possible actions to take in response to their environment.

New generation holograms hard to counterfeit

Nanoparticles made from cellulose acetate are promising candidate for medical imaging applications

Researchers have found a way to perform 'double doping' in organic, polymer-based semiconductors, enhancing their conductivity.

Chinese researchers develop the world’s first ‘living biofilm’ adhesive with tuneable behaviour

A new 3D printing method, which involves lifting complex shapes from a vat of liquid, is up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes.

Researchers have shown that a damage-resistant rechargeable zinc battery with a cartilage-like solid electrolyte makes an effective 'structural battery'.

movement of tiny, simple silicon nanomotors in an electric field can be controlled remotely using light

mushroom-like gold nanowires on soft, flexible substrates could enable a new generation of wearable or implantable stretchable electronic devices

Using embedded liquid crystals, scientists have created a shape-shifting polymer material that can morph from one sophisticated form to another.

A composite made of lignin, nylon and carbon fiber possesses just the right mix of viscosity when hot and strength when cool for 3D printing.

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