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Sulfur-containing polymer generates high refractive index and transparency?
Researchers reported a novel technology enhancing the high transparency of refractive polymer film via a one-step vapor deposition process. (2020-08-04)
Developing new smart soft materials
The research team directed by H. Shimomoto and E. Ihara in Ehime University synthesized pH-responsive dendronized polymers by C1 polymerization of dendron-containing diazoacetates, and demonstrated a unique pH-responsive behavior of the resulting polymers. (2020-08-04)
Portable, injectable clotting agent could treat trauma victims on the front lines
In a hospital, internal bleeding can be controlled with the transfusion of clotting agents, such as platelets, but they require careful storage and refrigeration and can't be carried by first responders. (2020-07-31)
How plantains and carbon nanotubes can improve cars
Researchers from the University of Johannesburg have shown that plantain, a starchy type of banana, is a promising renewable source for an emerging type of lighter, rust-free composite materials for the automotive industry. (2020-07-29)
New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C (video)
Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. (2020-07-29)
Soft robot actuators heal themselves
Repeated activity wears on soft robotic actuators, but these machine's moving parts need to be reliable and easily fixed. (2020-07-27)
Army project turns to nature for help with self-healing material
An Army-funded project developed a self-healing material patterned after squid ring teeth protein. (2020-07-27)
Kazan University chemists offer a new look at polymers for space industry
Employees of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Kazan Federal University have found out that the mechanisms of polymerization of aryl cyanates in the solid state and in the melt differ in the number of broken multiple bonds of the monomer at the stage that determines the rate of the process. (2020-07-22)
Scientists boost stability and efficiency of next-gen solar tech
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good stability. (2020-07-20)
New technology speeds up organic data transfer
An international research team, involving Newcastle University experts, developed visible light communication (VLC) setup capable of a data rate of 2.2?Mb/s by employing a new type of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). (2020-07-17)
Solid-state intramolecular motions in continuous fibers for fluorescent humidity sensor
One striking feature of molecular rotors is their ability to change conformation with detectable optical signals through molecular motion when stimulated. (2020-07-16)
Tuning frontal polymerization for diverse material properties
Researchers from the Beckman Institute have further expanded the technique of frontal polymerization in order to synthesize materials with a wide range of properties. (2020-07-16)
Microscopy technique reveals nanoscale detail of coatings as they dry
Thin film coatings do more than add color to walls. (2020-07-10)
Invention: "Nanocage" tool untangles (molecular) spaghetti
A team of scientists at the University of Vermont have invented a new tool--they call it a ''nanocage''--that can catch and straighten out molecule-sized tangles of polymers --whether made of protein or plastic. (2020-07-10)
Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors
Scientists at Pritzker Molecular Engineering have developed a way to stretch and strain liquid crystals to generate different colors. (2020-07-10)
Electrons in the fast lane
Microscopic structures could further improve perovskite solar cells (2020-07-07)
Researchers develop a new ultrafast insulin
Stanford researchers tested a new insulin drug in diabetic pigs and found that it was twice as fast-acting as traditional insulin. (2020-07-01)
Ultrafast insulin formulation may enable faster management of blood sugar in diabetes
A new, ultra-rapid formulation of insulin reached peak activity in pigs with diabetes about twice as fast as a commercially available option, according to new research. (2020-07-01)
Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts
Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. (2020-07-01)
Buzzing to rebuild broken bone
Healing broken bones could get easier with a device that provides both a scaffold for the bone to grow on and electrical stimulation to urge it forward, UConn engineers report. (2020-06-30)
Multifunctional nanofiber protects against explosions
Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC SC) and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats. (2020-06-29)
Understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties could lead to many advances
A new fundamental understanding of polymeric relaxor ferroelectric behavior could lead to advances in flexible electronics, actuators and transducers, energy storage, piezoelectric sensors and electrocaloric cooling, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and North Carolina State. (2020-06-29)
Wavy surfaces for better light control
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method for the production of wavy surfaces with nanometre precision. (2020-06-25)
Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices
''Neuromorphic'' refers to mimicking the behavior of brain neural cells. (2020-06-24)
Growing polymers with different lengths
ETH researchers have developed a new method for producing polymers with different lengths. (2020-06-24)
Evergreen idea turns biomass DNA into degradable materials
A Cornell-led collaboration is turning DNA from organic matter -- such as onions, fish and algae -- into biodegradable gels and plastics. (2020-06-24)
Towards a green future: Efficient laser technique can convert cellulose into biofuel
The plant product cellulose is the most abundant form of biomass globally and can be converted into useful products such as biofuels. (2020-06-23)
Sweet or sour natural gas
Natural gas that contains larger amounts of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) and carbon dioxide (CO(2)) is termed sour gas. (2020-06-23)
Polymers can fine-tune attractions between suspended nanocubes
In new research published in EPJ E, researchers demonstrate a high level of control over a type of colloid in which the suspended particles take the form of hollow, nanoscale cubes. (2020-06-19)
Simple is best? Simple and universal design for fuel cell electrolyte
Researchers at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully established a universal synthetic design using porous organic polymers (POPs) for fuel cell electrolyte, according to an Editor's choice hot article published in the journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers. (2020-06-18)
Cellular nanosponges could soak up SARS-CoV-2
Scientists are working overtime to find an effective treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (2020-06-17)
A salt solution toward better bioelectronics
A water-stable dopant enhances and stabilizes the performance of electron-transporting organic electrochemical transistors. (2020-06-14)
Tiny pump builds polyrotaxanes with precision
Northwestern University researchers have developed the most precise way to build polyrotaxanes by using two artificial molecular pumps to install rings onto each end of a polymer string. (2020-06-11)
Researchers mimic nature for fast, colorful 3D printing
Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals - and now some 3D-printed materials -- reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. (2020-06-10)
Titanium oxide-based hybrid materials promising for detoxifying dyes
Photoactive materials have become extremely popular in a large variety of applications in the fields of photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, water splitting, organic synthesis, photoreduction of carbon dioxide, and others. (2020-06-08)
Functional polymers to improve thermal stability of bioplastics
One of the key objectives for contemporary chemistry is to improve thermomechanical properties of polymers, in particular, thermostability of bioplastics. (2020-06-08)
Self-assembling, biomimetic composites possess unusual electrical properties
Sometimes, breaking rules is not a bad thing. Especially when the rules are apparent laws of nature that apply in bulk material, but other forces appear in the nanoscale. (2020-06-04)
Innocent and highly oxidizing
Freiburg chemists produce new oxidants as a tool for preparative chemistry (2020-06-03)
'Different techniques needed' to detect fingermarks on new banknotes
Techniques used to detect fingermarks on traditional cotton banknotes are not effective on Scottish banks' new polymer notes and different methods are required, according to a study by University of Strathclyde researchers. (2020-06-03)
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis?
The prompt, precise, and massive detection of a virus is the key to combat infectious diseases such as Covid-19. (2020-06-01)
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