Polymers and soft materials news, November 2022

A novel embroidery technique that utiizes copper wires and polymer coatings offers a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices.

New sustainable thermal management material from cellulose

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.

A new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of nanoscale structures, including parapets and aqueducts, uses simple polymers as starting materials.

oil-in-water droplet microtechnology produces uniform, small-volume tumor organoids with two compartments for improved cell culture

flexible three-dimensional piezoelectric nanocomposite with integrated electrodes makes useful energy harvesting device

Researchers investigate commonplace polymers with an eye to the microplastics crisis

Researchers have developed a novel reaction process that uses fuel to control non-living materials such as hydrogels by charging them.

Researchers have developed a new self-healing fiber-reinforced composite that allows structures such as aircraft wings to repair themselves in place.

Scientists have managed to produce a material with the disordered structure of a plastic that conducts electricity more like a metal.

metamaterial based on liquid-crystal elastomers can change its mechanical properties in response to light

novel conductive biomaterial composite based on pristine graphene and collagen is ideal for neural medical device applications

Researchers have developed a novel method for producing a strong, degradable plastic with a high content of wood fibers.

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