Chemistry - Polymers news

Exotic discovery made in soft polymer

Professor Frank S. Bates and his research team at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have discovered an unusual type of soft material that was conceived of over 50 years ago, but has never before been ...

Jan 04, 2011 3.5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Striding towards a new dawn for electronics

Conductive polymers are plastic materials with high electrical conductivity that promise to revolutionize a wide range of products including TV displays, solar cells, and biomedical sensors. A team of McGill University researchers ...

Sep 28, 2010 4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Molecules delivering drugs as they walk

An octopus-like polymer can "walk" along the wall of a narrow channel as it is pushed through by a solvent. Now research in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, provid ...

Aug 03, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Moving polymers through pores

The movement of long chain polymers through nanopores is a key part of many biological processes, including the transport of RNA, DNA, and proteins. New research reported in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which ...

Jul 14, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0