Polymers and soft materials news, September 2019

Self-folding materials pop-up at a stretch

mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

Researchers have replaced the expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with iron fluoride and a solid polymer.

A novel nanocomposite comprising bacteria-generated tellurium nanorods embedded in a polymer makes an effective nonlinear optical material.

Four steps to a stable n-type organic semiconductor

Using polymer aqueous solutions with different electrical charges, scientists have developed a novel 3D printing water-in-water technique.

Acoustic modification of collagen hydrogels facilitates cellular remodelling

Engineers have developed a transistor made from linen thread, by coating the thread in carbon nanotubes and immersing it in an electrolyte gel.

Electronic robotic skin device sends information back to the user

carbon nanocomposite aptasensor offers an innovative platform for quick and simple TB detection in clinical applications

Nanocomposite telecom switches could help expand broadband

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