Article - 21 Sep 2011
Silicone rubber is a thermoset elastomer having a backbone made up of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms and methyl or vinyl side groups. In this study the vulcanization behaviour of liquid silicone...
News - 7 Mar 2012
A research team comprising Tingrui Pan and his colleagues from the University of California, Davis has developed an ultrathin ‘nanoglue,’ which finds applications in the fabrication of...
News - 17 Feb 2012
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has invented a new adhesive device inspired by gecko feet. The device called “Geckskin” has the ability to hold objects...
News - 20 Mar 2019
Platinum atoms, weakly held by ligands, have high activity and resist combining into nanoparticles.
When researchers gently restricted individual metal atoms in a surfactant solution, they...
News - 22 Aug 2016
Jellyfish skin, squid skin and human skin, have inspired a team of chemists to create materials that change texture or color as response to changes in their surroundings. They suggest that these...
News - 19 Jun 2014
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and...
News - 13 Jan 2016
Rice University scientists have invented an adaptive material, called self-adaptive composite (SAC), that combines reversible self-stiffening and self-healing properties. SAC comprises a solid matrix...
News - 23 Sep 2010
The medical plastics industry is set to expand rapidly over the next decade taking up increasing proportions of GDP, as countries provide healthcare to an ageing population, access to medicine expands...
Article - 13 Feb 2017
A group of French researchers have developed a novel 3D printed microscopy chamber, known as UniverSlide, that can be used for multidimensional imaging.
Article - 9 Apr 2014
This article details the advantages of plasma treating biomaterials in order to offer additional improvements to their functionality, as well as offering example applications and plasma treatment...