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Polymers and soft materials news, October 2021

Improvements to elastic polymer could reduce plastic pollution

Elastic polymer conflict resolved to help reduce plastic pollution

Magnetic control of cell sheets promises new insights

tissue-like sheets of human tendon cells and magnetic nanoparticles enable the study of the effects of inflammation in tendon disorders

Understanding how the mechanism by which mussels produce their glue

By developing a way to highly entangle polymer chains, researchers have managed to produce an elastomer that is both stiff and tough.

Colloidal crystals that mimic the nanostructure of opals can visibly and continuously document the temperature in the environment over a defined period.

A new measurement technique has revealed that a single carbon fiber is more electrically conductive in the direction parallel to its length.

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