Polymers and soft materials news, November 2023

Researchers have developed a new polymer composite that can change its behavior depending on temperature to perform specific tasks.

New type of electrolyte extends the life of lithium metal batteries

New nanosheets for electronics, energy storage, and health and safety applications

stretchable polymer-perovskite quantum dot nanocomposite transistor functions as an artificial synapse

A new 3D inkjet printing system can work with a much wider range of materials by using computer vision to monitor the printing process.

A new laser-based technique offers a non-destructive and high-throughput way to dynamically characterize microscale metamaterials.

Making slight tweaks to a non-chiral polymer to introduce helical structures can cause major changes in the phases of the polymer.

A novel method can determine the sequence of a polymer as it is made, by imaging and identifying every single monomer as it is added to the polymer.

Dopamine-containing tissue adhesive gelatin hydrogels for wound management

smart contact lens with novel bimetallic electrodes monitors glucose levels in tears in real time

Researchers have developed a multipurpose, high-performance barrier material from self-assembling nanosheets.

Researchers have developed modular nanoparticles that can be easily customized to target biological entities such as tumors, viruses and toxins.

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