Automated molecule design through machine learning helps scientists identify and synthesize a new polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries.
Molecular barcodes could help fight counterfeiting
Researchers in France look to polymer chemistry to create materials with molecular tags that can be uniquely identified.
Making cochlear implants safer with self-shaping polymers
A shape-shifting polymer allows scientists to create a safer implantable device that results in less trauma upon insertion.
Conducting polymers go viral
Researchers have used helical virus particles as chiral templates for growing polymers with magnetic properties.
New insulation material can enable more efficient electricity distribution
A new conjugated polymer provides opportunity to improve insulating materials around high-voltage cables for more efficient power transmission.
Bottlebrush polymers create a rainbow of structural colors
Researchers create a new and elegant way of producing nanostructured microparticles, yielding a vibrant palette of colors from a single polymer brush.
One-shot radical polymerization for hydrogels
Synthesis of multi-purpose double network hydrogels via one-shot radical polymerization.
Making safer helmets using liquid crystals
Developing better protective equipment requires new materials that better disperse energy.
Polymer surface wettability: Superhydrophobic and super quick
Researchers at KIT in Germany demonstrate reverse surface wettability by salinization.
Rethinking plastics production and recycling
A new route to synthesize plastics not only moves away from fossil fuels but enhances the likelihood of recycling.