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Polymers and soft materials news, September 2020

NICE coating lights up medical devices

NIR dye-polymer fluorescent coating helps surgeons visualize medical devices in the body

By combining low-energy photons to produce high-energy excited states, researchers have developed a novel polymerization process.

A new rubbery polymer semiconductor with high carrier mobility can be used to produce smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand.

A machine learning approach to predicting the quality of 3D-printed bioscaffolds has revealed the importance of controlling print speed.

Material that can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory

Assessment of state of play of renewable and sustainable fabrics derived from fungi

Researchers have replicated a famous painting by shining white light on a glass slide stippled with millions of titanium dioxide nanopillars.

Adding elliptical holes to elastic materials can enhance their efficiency at converting elastic energy to kinetic energy for extreme velocity movements.

For the first time, researchers have developed a way to measure the individual solid-like and liquid-like behaviors of soft materials separately.

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