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‘Folded’ optical devices manipulate light in a new way

The future of optics The next generation of electronic devices, ranging from personal health monitors and augmented reality headsets to sensitive scientific instruments that would...

Graphene-based ink may lead to printable energy storage devices

Researchers have created an ink made of graphene nanosheets and demonstrated that the ink can be used to print 3-D structures. As the graphene-based...

New polymer tackles PFAS pollution

The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution—commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams—has been solved...

Polymers may be the key to single-molecule electronic devices

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Tsukuba demonstrate that polymers could play a key role in the fabrication of single-molecule...

Method to evaluate comfort of smart and functional textiles

Until now, user-friendliness has been the focus of the development of smart and functional textiles. Now it is time to address comfort when wearing...

Researchers harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as...

Flexible electronics made from exotic materials – MIT

Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon. The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant...

Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules

The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, according to researchers at Penn...

Biosensor ‘bandage’ collects and analyzes sweat

Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what’s going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by...

Engineering 3-D mesostructures with mechanically active materials

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have expansive applications in biotechnology and advanced engineering with growing interest in materials science and engineering due to their potential in...
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