Atomically thin transition-metal-dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have recently attracted a lot of research interest. Like graphene, they can be prepared as two-dimensional crystals by exfoliation. Unlike graphene, they are semiconductors with large band gaps, which make them interesting for potential optoelectronic device applications. While TMDCs based on group-VI metals like Molybdenum and Tungsten, such as MoS2 and […]
Researchers from the University of Akron provide an early picture of a unified understanding of dynamic interfaces in nanostructured polymeric materials.
Fan Zhang, Christopher Tuck, Richard Hague, Yinfeng He, Ehab Saleh, You Li, Craig Sturgess and Ricky Wildman present the first continuous fabrication of inkjet-printed polyimide films in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. The films were then used as insulating layers in capacitors. Polyimide films are traditionally fabricated by lithography, requiring the use of photoresist that […]
In many applications, obtaining thicker polymer layers upon surface initiated radical polymerization would be advantageous. Towards this goal a better theoretical understanding of the mechanisms behind chain growth is crucial.
Researchers have developed a way to create ceramics using 3D printing that results in a strong material with little tendency to crack
A cocatalyst with complete spatial separation of oxidation and reduction sites has been developed by researchers at Tianjin University.
Online Open articles are freely available to all on the Wiley Online Library. In 2015 the Journal of Applied Polymer Science saw 12 Online Open articles, listed below. Controlling water permeability of composite films of polylactide acid, cellulose, and xyloglucan by Sofie Gårdebjer, Anette Larsson, Caroline Löfgren and Anna Ström in Volume 132, Issue 1 […]
Scientists develop a superhydrophobic coating technique based on the lysozyme fiber network, which provides a facile platform for protein crystallization.
A zwitterionic polynorbornen-modified surface facilitates growth and proliferation of model endothelial cells.
Lienkamp and coworkers propose polymer surfaces with antimicrobial and antifouling functionalities designed to fight biofilm formation in medical devices.