Polymers and soft materials news, February 2022

Lotus leaf shows how to keep clean and dry

Improving plastic recycling by modifying its carbon–hydrogen bonds

Researchers have developed a quick and cheap method for fabricating flexible supercapacitors based on carbon nanomaterials.

Researchers have developed a composite material that can morph into a new shape, hold that shape and then return to its original shape.

Researchers have developed a surgical sticky tape that can repair leaks and tears in the gastrointestinal tract and other tissues and organs.

Researchers have created a 2D polymer material that is tougher than bulletproof glass and stronger than steel.

By embedding magnets into a rubbery substance, researchers have produced a material that can absorb and release very large quantities of energy.

Researchers have developed a soft, stretchable, self-powered thermometer that can be integrated into stretchable electronics and soft robots.

A novel catalyst can transform a mixture of three monomers into well-defined, ordered diblock terpolymers in a single step.

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