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Polymers and soft materials news, May 2020

Researchers have combined big data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Researchers have developed a supercapacitor made from a polymer composite that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power rates.

A novel textile coating based on polymer nanoparticles can not only repel liquids like blood and saliva but can also prevent viruses from adhering.

A novel polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles holds tremendous promise as a lightweight radiation shielding material.

By soaking up water from the air at night and then releasing it during the day, a novel polymer gel can reduce solar panel temperatures by 10°C.

Designer membranes through machine learning

biocompatible polymer scaffolds coated with carbon nanotubes could provide a vital foothold for regrowing cells

By taking advantage of bottle-brush polymers, researchers have discovered a way to grow hollow crystal spheres, and pause this growth to leave holes.

Researchers have found that dipping polymeric membranes in tannic acid allows their surface to be coated by atomic layer deposition.

Using a catalyst solution and a ‘twin-screw’ extrusion process, researchers have developed a new method for upcycling polyurethane foams.

Novel ion-driven transistors and mixed-conducting particulate material could form the foundation for fully implantable bioelectronic devices.

The award is to honor a young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences.

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