How conducting polymer electrodes operate

Organic electrochemical devices, which use conjugated polymers in contact with an electrolyte, have applications in bioelectronics, energy storage, electrocatalysis, and sensors. Their operation relies on the oxidation (electron loss) or reduction (electron gain) of...

Green plastic production made easy

A one-step method enables scalable and more environmentally friendly production of plant-derived plastic monomers, paving the way towards the mass production of a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials. An international team, including Kiyotaka Nakajima...