News tagged with polymer film

Dynamics of polymer chains atop different materials

(Phys.org)—Technologies such as microelectronics and lithography require nanoscale polymer films that sit atop various other materials. An understanding of the interplay between the dynamics of the thin film and the underlying ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Nanophysics
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The Webb Telescope's 'Golden Spider'

What looks like a giant golden spider weaving a web of cables and cords, is actually ground support equipment, including the Optical Telescope Simulator (OSIM), for the James Webb Space Telescope. OSIM's job is to generate ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The future of manmade materials

(PhysOrg.com) -- There's nothing ordinary about the materials being designed in the Stupp Laboratory at Northwestern University. Many of the futuristic fibers, films, gels, coatings and putty-like substances have led to important ...

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Polymers
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