Polymers and soft materials news, August 2022

A novel coordination polymer based on lead and sulfur can act as an efficient photocatalyst for converting carbon dioxide to formate.

Researchers have developed a method for producing high-strength carbon fiber from chemically modified lignin and polyacrylonitrile.

Using thin-film metal oxides and perovskites, researchers have created fuel-producing artificial leaves that are light enough to float on water.

Making surfaces superhydrophobic without using chemicals

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that is stronger and more durable than natural cartilage, making it ideal for use in knee implants.

Researchers have developed a novel polymerization technique that can control the molecular weight of polymers.

Researchers have printed structures that use air-filled channels to sense how they are moving and interacting with the environment.

Researchers have developed a transistor made from graphene and the polymer nafion that can operate like synapses in the brain.

Using melamine to efficiently capture CO2 from flue gases

Polymer computing chip tracks health in real time

Using sandpaper and a selection of powders, researchers have come up wth a simple method to make surfaces superhydrophobic.

Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine, researchers have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide.

By applying a 19th-century color photography technique to holographic materials, researchers were able to print large-scale images onto elastic materials.

By modulating the thermal switching temperature of block copolymers, researchers have come up with a novel way to cool electronic devices.

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