Uniform Hydrogel Nanowires with Anisotropic Swelling

Researchers describe a size-controlled hydrogel nanowire based on poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and N,N’-methylenebis(acrylamide).

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Batch to conti transfer of polymer production processes

Macromolecular Reaction Engineering presents recent trends in industrial polymer production, guest-edited by Alain Durand and Sebastian Engell

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Tuning aggregate size and emission in tetraphenylethene dendrimers

Researchers report on the preparation of a dual-emissive dendrimer with tunable aggregate and solution state emission.

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Thermally switchable bottle-neck pores for antimicrobial dyes release

A prototype theranostic device based on thermally triggered release of a fluorescent antibiotic from polymer coated porous silicon films is developed.

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Three-dimensional block copolymer nanostructures

Jiun-Tai Chen and his team at NCTU in Taiwan developed a novel method to fabricate three-dimensional block copolymer nanostructures.

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Mechanical property predictions of conjugated polymers using molecular simulations

Predictions from atomistic molecular dynamics simulations are compared with empirical measurements.

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Reducing Adsorption of Proteins on Nanoparticles

To avoid an undesired protein adsorption, nanoparticles were masked with poly(2-oxazoline)s resulting in a stealth coating comparable or superior to PEG.

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Flexible and stretchable devices special issue

The state-of-the-art of flexible and stretchable devices is highlighted in this special issue of Advanced Materials.

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Bioactive Materials for Stem Cells and Cardiac Repair

A. Paul et al. describe the various types of bioengineered materials and matrices, which in combination with stem cells, have shown promise in supporting the revival of injured cardiac tissues.

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Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks

Alex Palma-Cando and Ullrich Scherf discuss the synthesis, properties, and applications of electrochemically generated thin films of microporous polymer networks.

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