Polymers and soft materials news, April 2023

Researchers have identified a novel degradation mechanism, involving twisted polymers, in the electron-donor material of an organic solar cell.

Researchers have found that the hydrogel polyethylene glycol can absorb moisture from the atmosphere even as temperatures climb.

Researchers have found an efficient way to generate hydrogen from seawater using a double-membrane system and electricity.

A novel ferroelectric composite material can be used to produce medical implants with antimicrobial properties via 3D printing.

By embedding flexible, conductive materials into a polyester sheet, researchers have created origami robots that don't need computer chips.

Strong interactions between the layers of a stack of 2D polymers can helped that stack retain the high stiffness and strength of a single 2D polymer.

inkjet bioprinted scaffolds support the development of meniscus-like tissue with matching mechanical properties to repair disease or damage

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