News tagged with polymer film

Touchscreens made of carbon

Touchscreens are in -- although the technology still has its price. The little screens contain rare and expensive elements. This is the reason why researchers at Fraunhofer are coming up with an alternative display made of ...

Jan 27, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1

Making light work of artificial muscles

A new form of self-assembling polymer film that bends and stretches when hit by light is pointing the way to a new family of functional materials. This flexing film is the first material to have been made ...

Jan 21, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0

Polymer remembers four shapes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by General Motors has found that a polymer used commercially in fuel cell membranes can "memorize" four shapes, each assigned to a different temperature. The material could find ...

Mar 15, 2010 4.9 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast report