A new special issue in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science is dedicated to the life and work of Richard P. Wool.
Uniform Hydrogel Nanowires with Anisotropic Swelling
Researchers describe a size-controlled hydrogel nanowire based on poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and N,N’-methylenebis(acrylamide).
Ultralight aerogels conduct electricity
Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created soft polymer materials capable of thermoelectric energy generation.
Shaping Shape-Memory: Achieving active control of polymer shape
The Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics has published a special issue on shape-memory polymers.
A Single Method for Nanofiber Ropes, Cables, and Coatings
A scalable method to produce polymer nanofibers in a variety of different morphologies is presented.
Shape-Shifting Polymer Circles in on Itself
New triblock copolymer micelles undergo controllable morphological changes from rod-like to toroidal.
Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics
Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.
Film conservation: recycling material in layer-by-layer assembly
Layer-by-layer assembly (or LbL assembly for short) is a promising candidate for scaling up the production of thin films to meet industry needs.
Antimicrobial Polymer Coating for Leather
Researchers have created an antimicrobial polymer coating for leather that is both economical and environmentally friendly.
Lubricant Lends Itself to Plant-based Leather
Researchers at Sichuan University have created an alternative to conventional leather lubricants using synthetic copolymers.