Polymers news

New polymer creates safer fuels

Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. In the event of a crash, such large quantities of fuel increase the severity of an explosion upon impact. Researchers ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Polymers
shares750 comments 2

Proteins assemble and disassemble on command

Scientists have deciphered the genetic code that instructs proteins to either self-assemble or disassemble in response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in temperature, salinity or acidity. The discovery provides ...

dateSep 21, 2015 in Polymers
shares37 comments 0

Tuning polymer interpenetration

Polymer nanocomposites are used in a wide range of applications, from automobile parts and tires to high-tech electronics and solar cells.

dateSep 17, 2015 in Polymers
shares31 comments 0