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messenger RNA

New Materials Improve Delivery of Therapeutic Messenger RNA

In an advance that could lead to new treatments for a variety of diseases, MIT researchers have devised a new way to deliver messenger...
organic solar cells

Bringing Fullerene Closer to Semiconducting Polymer Boosts the Efficiency of Organic...

Improving the recipe of organic solar materials and precisely controlling how the ingredients mix could significantly improve their light-conversion performance, an all-RIKEN team has...
Polymer plastic solar cells

Adding an Inert Polymer to Plastic Solar Cells Enables High Efficiency...

Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Now scientists from Stony Brook University and the...
Synthetic polymers

Northwestern Researchers Achieve Unprecedented Control of Polymer Grids

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous -- nylon and polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few. All are made up of long, linear structures...
Enzymes

Researchers Find Enzymes Naturally Select Their Own Polymer Sequences

As free-flowing enzymes travel amid a sea of polymers, a Northwestern Engineering team has found those enzymes prefer to join certain polymer sequences over...
macromolecule

UMass Amherst Polymer Scientists Report Unexpected New Dynamics for Large DNA...

Polymer physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are today reporting the unexpected and previously unknown behavior of a charged macromolecule such as DNA...
Polymer crystals

Polymer Crystals Hold Key to Record-Breaking Energy Transport

This could pave the way for more flexible and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors. The researchers, whose work appears in the journal Science, say...
Glassomer

Advanced Materials: Processing Glass Like a Polymer

Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequi-sites for use in optics, data technology...
polymer

Polymer Researchers Discover Path to Sustainable and Biodegradable Polyesters

There’s a good chance you’ve touched something made out of the polyolefin polymer today. It’s often used in polyethylene products like plastic bags or...
polymer

New Polymer Manufacturing Process Saves 10 Orders of Magnitude of Energy

Makers of cars, planes, buses – anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat resistant parts – are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing...
recyclable polymer

‘Infinitely’ Recyclable Polymer Shows Practical Properties of Plastics

The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Colorado...
caffeine

Polymer Synthesis Gets a Jolt of Caffeine

Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has...
electrify smart fabrics

Polymer Nanocarpets to Electrify Smart Fabrics

Graphene is simultaneously the most durable, light and an electrically conductive carbon compound. It can be used for manufacturing solar batteries, smartphone screens, thin...
smart printing

Smart Printing: Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

New inks for inkjet printers make it possible to print organic displays or solar cells on film and glass for the use in architecture,...
Polymer Solar Cells

Tubular Science Improves Polymer Solar Cells

The Science A popular polymer-based solar cell could produce more energy if the electronic charges can move efficiently through the cell’s components. A novel three-component...
polymer

A Mechanically Robust but Readily Repairable Polymer

A mechanically robust polymer that can be repaired simply by manually pressing damaged portions together has been developed by researchers at RIKEN and the...
transparent electronicsvideo

New Glass-Like Polymer Could Conduct Electricity for Transparent Electronics

Purdue researchers have created a transparent polymer film that also conducts electricity, introducing an inexpensive organic material for applications such as the screens of...
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Polymer Nanoparticle Shows Ability to Locate and Treat Breast Tumors

One major problem in treating cancer is identifying the location of small tumors and treating them before they metastasize. In an effort to overcome that...
Organic light-emitting diodes

OLED: Nanometer-Thin Layer Improves Efficiency

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are used as light sources in high-quality smartphone displays and large-area high-end products such as OLED televisions. The main active...
antioxidant polymer

Neutrons Reveal Promising Properties of Novel Antioxidant Polymer

Many natural and synthetic antioxidants help defend the body against oxidative stress—a biochemical imbalance that can damage cells and lead to illnesses such as...