Macromolecular Rapid Communications is the #1 communications journal publishing original research in polymer science, from chemistry and physics of polymers to polymers in materials science and life sciences.
3D printing is so last year: We're onto 4D printing now
4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level.
Products that reversibly change shape with temperature may revolutionize medicine
New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature.
Turning vapors into foam-like polymer coatings
the essential component of plastics—are found in countless commercial, medical, and industrial products. Polymers that are porous are called foam polymers and are especially useful because they combine light weight with ...
Accidental discovery may lead to improved polymers
Chemical Engineering Professor Tim Bender and Post-Doctoral Fellow Benoit Lessard's discovery of an unexpected side product of polymer synthesis could have implications for the manufacture of commercial polymers used in sealants, ...
Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV
A precisely designed macromolecule that mimics the binding of HIV to immune system cells could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body, according to a new study led by a materials scientist at Queen Mary ...