November 11, 2013, 1 Comment

Microvehicles and other devices that can change shape or move with no power source other than a beam of light may be possible through research led by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson […]


Nanocrystals Light the way to Stronger Polymers

October 14, 2013, No comments

Berkeley Lab researchers use fluorescent tetrapod quantum dots to measure the mechanical strength of polymer fibers. Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals ...

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‘Terminator’ Polymer that Regenerates Itself

October 4, 2013, No comments

Scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention. The new ...


Polymer Solar Cells Energy-Conversion Records

February 24, 2012, No comments

In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion ...

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    Amazing Electrical Properties in Polymers
    September 26, 2011, No comments

    Crystals and ceramics pale when compared to a material researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered that has 10 times their piezoelectric effect, making it suitable for perhaps hundreds of […]

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    Polymers Shine a Light on Bacterial Infection
    September 15, 2011, No comments

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria, paving the way for the rapid detection and assessment of wound infection using ultra-violet […]

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    Progress on Research of Polymer Solar Cells
    July 27, 2011, No comments

    The Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials & Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in close collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, […]