Advances in glycerol polymers

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Glycerol polymers represent a major opportunity for replacing or complementing the current polymers used in the biomedical market.

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Polymers to challenge silicon photodetectors

A Chinese research group has taken a molecular engineering approach to optimize the solubility and thin-film morphology of low-bandgap polymers.

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Microvascular electrospun scaffolds

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A combination of 3D printing and electrospinning can be used for micropatterning fibrous scaffolds that are suturable, porous, and biodegradable.

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A consistent search for low-defect polymers

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The Fredrickson group at UC Santa Barbara uses self-consistent field theory to explore the formation of defects in diblock copolymers.

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Modeling the degradation of star polymers

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Researchers have developed a model for predicting the molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation.

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Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.

A novel tool for microstructure separation in rubber compounds

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For the first time thermal field-flow fractionation has been shown to be selective towards polymer microstructure.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

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Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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Flexible probes for spinal cord integration

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An MIT research group has developed highly flexible fiber probes for observation and stimulation of spinal cord activity.

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Efficient Electron Transport in a Semiconducting Copolymer

Charge transport in a naphthalenediimide based semiconducting copolymer

Hopping of localized, intrachain polarons leads to high charge carrier mobilities in a donor acceptor type conjugated copolymer.

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