Polymers and soft materials news, June 2020

Using tiny polystyrene beads arranged in a crystalline lattice, researchers have discovered that impurities play a major role in the melting process.

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Polymer coating could help biomedical devices and crop sprays

By combining tandem repeat proteins with the 2D material MXene, researchers have produced a composite material with novel electrical properties.

Researchers have found a new way to control harmful fungi, by developing polymer coatings that resist the attachment of these fungi.

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting, engineers have designed a friction-boosting material that could be used to coat the bottom of shoes.

For the first time, researchers have synthesized large-scale 2D conjugated polymers, and thoroughly characterized their electronic properties.

Scientists have used graphene to help develop an opal-like crystalline material that could be the cornerstone of next generation smart sensors.

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