News - 21 Oct 2016
The surface coatings of polymer materials are important in various applications to produce useful surface functions such as low friction, biocompatibility and wettability. The grafting methods are...
News - 6 Feb 2018
Whether for separation processes, photovoltaics, catalysis, or electronics, porous polymer membranes are needed in many fields. Membranes with micropores that switch between different shapes and/or...
News - 11 Nov 2013
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. The researchers are...
News - 10 Nov 2010
Researchers at RIKEN have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light.
Described in Science, the film is the largest-ever...
News - 1 Nov 2018
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)—hybrid materials that stitch metal bits and organic linkers into a mesh-like structure—are widely used for chemical sensing and catalysis, and even as...
News - 13 Feb 2013
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.
News - 4 Jun 2009
Sunflowers track the sun as it moves from east to west. But people usually have to convert sunlight into electricity or heat to put its power to use.
Now, a team of University of Florida chemists...
Article - 3 Aug 2017
Despite recent advances across various photoresponsive materials, the quantitative conversion in solids during photochemical reactions is hampered by the intrinsic structural flexibility of the...
Article - 13 Dec 2011
In this interview, Dr. Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo discusses three research lines that are being currently carried out in the R&D Pharma Group of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at...