Polymers with a metal backbone

Until now, it has been clear: you can have a metal or a plastic, but not both in one. However, things don't have to stay that way. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a Chinese research team has now reported a polymer with ...

New polymers could enable better wearable devices

Certain electronics that integrate with the human body—a smartwatch that samples your sweat, for instance—work by converting the ion-based signals of biological tissue into the electron-based signals used in transistors. ...