Piezoelectric force sensors based on polyvinylidene fluoride fibers can detect small forces and be integrated in textiles.
Startups in materials: an interview with Antonio Facchetti
An interview with Antonio Facchetti, CTO at Polyera, a startup in organic electronics, and adjunct professor at Northwestern University.
Welding polymers with lasers
Welding incompatible polymers with lasers in seconds could spur new industrial products.
Startups in materials: an interview with Shenda Baker
An interview with Shenda Baker, former university professor turned startup founder at biomedical polymers company Synedgen.
Antibacterial paper for long-term release applications
Scientists use functionalization of cellulose through cyclodextrin for long release of antibacterial drugs and production of antibacterial paper.
Tunable self-healing materials
Self-healing materials can be switched from reversible to non-reversible by increasing the number of covalent crosslinking bonds.
Entrepreneurship in materials interview: José Maria Lagaron
Interview on entrepreneurship with startup founder José Maria Lagaron, whose company NanoBioMatters commercializes polymer-nanoclay packaging materials.
Improving zeolite-polymer gas separation membranes
Researchers improve zeolite-polymer gas separation membranes with liquid sulfolane for better carbon dioxide capture.
So you want to segregate your nanoparticles?
Hyperbranched polymers help nanoparticles migrate to the surface of composite materials to improve their antimicrobial properties.
How would a corneal collagen crosslinking agent work?
Scientists at Columbia University show how a corneal collagen crosslinking agent works, a possible cure for keratoconus and other sight problems.