Polymers and soft materials news, January 2023

A novel, injectable nanofiber-hydrogel composite loaded with stem cells can effectively treat the perianal fistulas associated with Crohn’s disease.

Old approach promises new self-healing composites

self-sensing, self-healing composite could extend the life of composites used in transport and renewable energy applications

Researchers have developed an electrochemical transistor based on a new kind of electronic polymer and a vertical, instead of planar, architecture.

Engineers have created a film made of liquid crystal elastomers that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper.

Electrode screen-printing process for health monitoring

new scaffold material support bone regeneration and regrowth, while reducing chance of infection

Improved high-voltage, hermetically sealed microbattery design

Researchers have created a biopolymer sensor for detecting various pathogens and molecules that can be printed onto a wide range of materials.

A novel nano-coating can protect spacecraft and satellites from harsh solar radiation while also harvesting energy for future use.

Researchers used a novel artificial intelligence technique to discover three new nanostructures, including a first-of-its-kind nanoscale ‘ladder'.

Researchers have developed an easy and cheap method for producing wearable electrodes entirely by screen-printing.

A new catalyst technology can convert corn into chemicals used in the manufacture of products such as paints, coatings and diapers.

Researchers have developed a stretchable strain sensor that is both sensitive and capable of withstanding significant deformation.

incorporating bacteria-derived biomass directly into biocomposites could save costs

electrochemical, microfluidic polymer-based biosensor uses CRISPR assays to offer quick, low-cost, accurate point-of-care testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection

A combination of high-powered electron microscopy and computational modeling has revealed what occurs when lithium-ion batteries degrade.

A novel nanobrafication method works by creating the 3D pattern of a material in a hydrogel and then shrinking it down to the nanoscale.

Researchers have found a way to produce a gel sheet that can absorb and hold about three times more water-based liquid than a paper towel.

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