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Light-Controlled Polymers Can Switch Between Sturdy and Soft

MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer...
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A Hard Look at Polymers in Cement Mix

Modelling how superplasticizers can reduce water proportions in cement mixtures may help develop more efficient superplasticizers, as well as enhance concrete performance, shows the...
Organic light-emitting diodes

Making Monitors Brighter: Researchers in Bayreuth Discover a Way to Control...

Polymers with a backbone: spatial structures determine the colour of light Polymers that are well-suited for use in organic light-emitting diodes play a central role in...
polymers

Making Rusty Polymers for Energy Storage

It’s called a nanoflower, but if you could brush your cheek against its microscopic petals, you would find them cool, hard and … rusty. Common...
Biological materials

Developing Polymers That Mimic Chameleon Skin

Biological materials have complex mechanical properties that are difficult to reproduce using synthetic materials. An international team of researchers, led by UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Sergei...
semiconducting copolymers

New Semiconducting Polymers with Record-Setting Electron Mobility for Future Devices

Semiconducting polymers have numerous potential applications in modern technological devices owing to their low cost, low weight, and flexibility. In particular, this type of...
polymers

Quantum Dots Display Promise for Polymers

Rice University scientists plan to employ the power of the sun to build functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive quantum dots — microscopic semiconducting particles — as a catalyst. The...
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Printable, Colorful Camouflage with Polymers

In nature, colors can serve as a form of communication, but they can also hide animals and plants, camouflaging them from sight. Researchers now...
soft matter

Collective Disentanglement of Entangled Polymers

What do silk threads, plastics and DNA have in common? They are all made up of polymeric constituents and are representative of what scientists...
molecular chain

UChicago Scientists Craft World’s Tiniest Interlinking Chains

For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. In a study in...
polymers

Taming Charybdis: Controlling a Vortex Using Polymers

A vortex in the atmosphere can churn with enough power to create a typhoon. But more subtle vortices form constantly in nature. Many of...
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UMass Amherst Researcher Makes New Bioinspired Polymers Using Electrostatic Force

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineer Sarah L. Perry, working with a colleague at the University of Illinois, is creating new bioinspired materials using...
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Polymers Are Tough on Microbes, Soft on Skin

Inexpensive antimicrobial polymers that are gentle on the skin and highly effective in killing microbes have been developed by A*STAR researchers1. They have promise...
polymers

Bradley Olsen: Designing Polymers with Novel Features

Tiny sensors made of antibodies, protein nanospheres that can clean up toxic spills, and gels that could be injected into a wound to initiate...
polymers chains

Making Wires of Polymers Chains

Consumer demand continually pushes the electronics industry to design smaller devices. Now researchers at A*STAR have used a theoretical model to assess the potential...
Polymers

Oyster Shells Inspire New Method to Make Superstrong, Flexible Polymers

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite...
twisted polymers

The Brighter Side of Twisted Polymers

A strategy to produce highly fluorescent nanoparticles through careful molecular design of conjugated polymers has been developed by KAUST researchers1. Such tiny polymer-based particles...

New Strategy Produces Stronger Polymers

Plastic, rubber, and many other useful materials are made of polymers — long chains arranged in a cross-linked network. At the molecular level, these...
Polymeric Fluids

Revealing Polymeric Fluids Behavior at the Microscopic Scale

An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips”, not related to the electronic ones...
copolymers

Self-assembling Polymers Provide Thin Nanowire Template

For the chips in our computers and smartphones to get faster and faster, their components – the circuits and wires through which signals flow...