ABSTRACT: In order to solve the energy crisis, we need high-impact technology solutions which allow us to make and use energy products in a way that provides a similar standard of living but with a much-reduced environmental footprint. It's not easy. Any new approaches will have to not only be proven to be less damaging to the environment, but they must be politically and socially acceptable, and they must still be profitable enough such that the industry actually wants to try them.
ABSTRACT: Stimuli-responsive degradation (SRD) or cleavage of dynamic covalent bonds in response to external stimuli is a promising property in the development of polymer-based multifunctional nanomaterials. These nanomaterials are designed to degrade upon the cleavage of dynamic linkages in response to single or multi-stimuli, thus tuning lower critical solution temperature, controlling nanoparticle morphologies, fabricating highly-ordered nanopores, and enhancing controlled drug release.