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Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level
Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. (2019-06-24)
Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products
A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals. (2019-06-24)
'Nanoemulsion' gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create nanoemulsions, very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another. (2019-06-21)
Curbing the flammability of epoxy resin
How to improve the flame retardant performance of two-dimensional flame retardants? (2019-06-19)
The new great wave
Radical Inkless Technology produces the world's smallest 'Ukiyo-e' and promises to revolutionize how we print. (2019-06-19)
Electron beam strengthens recyclable nanocomposite
Carbon fiber-enhanced thermoplastic polymer mechanical properties improve when irradiated with an electron beam, report researchers at Kanazawa University in the journal Composites Part A. (2019-06-14)
LED-ing the way: A clean and convenient method to oxidize plastic surfaces for industry
A Japanese research team at Osaka University used chlorine dioxide to oxidize polypropylene. (2019-06-11)
Plot twist: Straightening single-molecule conductors improves their performance
Researchers at Osaka University synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. (2019-06-11)
Researchers can now predict properties of disordered polymers
Thanks to a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, scientists are able to read patterns on long chains of molecules to understand and predict behavior of disordered strands of proteins and polymers. (2019-06-03)
Texas A&M researcher makes breakthrough discovery in stretchable electronics materials
With a wide range of healthcare, energy and military applications, stretchable electronics are revered for their ability to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality. (2019-05-29)
Scientists evaluated the effects of different chemical treatments to tissue transplants
A group of scientists from Russia and Ireland found out how quality of tissue-engineered biomeshes (biological 'frame' which is used for tissue repair) is affected by various chemical fixatives (cross-linkers). (2019-05-28)
How small can they get? Polymers may be the key to single-molecule electronic devices
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of Tsukuba demonstrate that polymers could play a key role in the fabrication of single-molecule electronic devices, allowing us to push the boundaries of the nanoelectronics revolution. (2019-05-28)
Passive radiative cooling in delignified wood material
A newly engineered, wood-based material successfully reflects heat, or infrared radiation, and could cut the energy costs associated with cooling buildings by up to 50%, according to a modeling analysis of its application in 16 US cities. (2019-05-23)
Carnegie Mellon researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties
A team of polymer chemists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. (2019-05-23)
Synthesis of helical ladder polymers
Researchers at Kanazawa University synthesized helical ladder polymers with a well-defined cyclic repeating unit and one-handed helical geometry, as they reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2019-05-20)
Polymers jump through hoops on pathway to sustainable materials
Recyclable plastics that contain ring-shaped polymers may be a key to developing sustainable synthetic materials. (2019-05-17)
Plastic gets a do-over: Breakthrough discovery recycles plastic from the inside out
A team of researchers at Berkeley Lab has designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego playset, can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level, and then reassembled into a different shape, texture, and color again and again without loss of performance or quality. (2019-05-06)
Filaments and fibres three times finer than a human hair
The experts have discovered that there is a moment at which a polymer in liquid state -- specifically one that has been worked from polyethylene glycol, which is widely used in industry -- shows greater elasticity that, instead of breaking up and forming drops, the liquid experiences a stretching which causes filaments to be formed. (2019-04-29)
New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it
MIT engineers have flipped the picture of the standard polymer insulator, by fabricating thin polymer films that conduct heat -- an ability normally associated with metals. (2019-04-29)
Flexible circuits for 3D printing
A research cooperation between the University of Hamburg and DESY has developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. (2019-04-26)
New nanomedicine slips through the cracks
In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. (2019-04-24)
Polymers to give early warning signs
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated into polymers and signal damages or excessive mechanical loads with an optical signal. (2019-04-24)
Polymer reversibly glows white when stretched
Polymers that change their appearance in response to mechanical forces can warn of damage developing in a material before the stress causes structural failure. (2019-04-24)
'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste
A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. (2019-04-12)
New method may transport medicine better through the body
One of the major challenges in fighting inflammation is to get the medicine transported properly through the body. (2019-04-11)
The right polymers for the job
One of the most promising clean energy technologies just got even better. (2019-04-11)
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration
MIT researchers have developed a new polymer membrane that can dramatically improve the efficiency of natural gas purification, while reducing its environmental impact. (2019-04-09)
Minimizing fuel explosions and fires from accidents and terrorist acts with polymers
When an act of terrorism or a vehicle or industrial accident ignites fuel, the resulting fire or explosion can be devastating. (2019-04-02)
Muscle-like material expands and contracts in response to light (video)
Just as controlled-release medications slowly dole out their cargo after they experience a pH change in the body, implanted 'artificial muscles' could someday flex and relax in response to light illuminating the skin. (2019-04-02)
Toward novel computing and fraud detection technologies with on-demand polymers
Drawing inspiration from nature, researchers are making polymers with ever-more precise compositions on demand. (2019-04-01)
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor
Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. (2019-04-01)
Russian physicists obtained data on particles self-organization in ultracold dusty plasma
It is for the first time that physicists investigated the behavior of particles in a dusty plasma at a temperature below 2 K. (2019-03-27)
Fullerenes bridge conductive gap in organic photovoltaics
Organic photovoltaics have achieved remarkably high efficiencies, but finding optimum combinations of materials for high-performance organic solar cells, which are also economically competitive, still presents a challenge. (2019-03-27)
Engineers craft the basic building block for electrospun nanofibers
Imagine wounds that heal without scars. It's possible with electrospun nanofibers. (2019-03-27)
Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks
A new type of hydrogel material developed by Brown University researchers could soon make assembling complex microfluidic or soft robotic devices as simple as putting together a LEGO set. (2019-03-21)
New technology accelerates the science of deceleration
While it's not a case of reinventing the wheel, researchers are looking at ways to improve standard braking equipment on trains and cars. (2019-03-13)
Controlling thermal conductivity of polymers with light
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have designed and demonstrated a novel type of polymer demonstrating a switchable thermal conductivity controlled by light. (2019-03-11)
Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants
With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory for converting a renewable -- but frustratingly untapped -- bounty into a replacement for ubiquitous plastics. (2019-03-06)
Organic electronics: Scientists develop a high-performance unipolar n-type thin-film transistor
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) report a unipolar n-type transistor with a world-leading electron mobility performance of up to 7.16 cm2 V-1 s-1. (2019-03-01)
Polymer twin: New implant imitates bone structure
Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, and the shell is made of polyetheretherketone. (2019-02-19)
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