Polymers and soft materials news, December 2023

Using a new, multiscale approach, researchers have increased the resistance to crack growth of particle-reinforced rubber.

New 3D printing method for non-invasive surgery

Improving 2D-materials-based electronic devices

driver training assistance system uses triboelectric sensors on gear shift, steering wheel, and pedals to monitor driving behavior in real time

Researchers have developed a novel fiber where one side is flexible cotton and the other side is a conductive polymer.

Using multimaterial 3D printing, researchers have created self-heating microfluidic devices with built-in heating elements.

By combining chitosan from crabs and agarose from seaweed, researchers created biopolymer composite films with enhanced strength.

Nanorod-based piezo-electrocatalytic device shows promise for non-invasive use

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that quickly, cleanly and efficiently breaks down Nylon-6 into its component monomers.

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