News tagged with polymer film

Scaling up polymer blobs

Scientists use simulations to test the limits of their object of study—in this case thin films of polymers—to extremes of scale. In a study about to be published in the European Physical Journal E, Nava Schulmann, a researcher ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Polymers
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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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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 applications in ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Condensed Matter report
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How 'random' lasers work

When University of Utah scientists discovered a new kind of laser that was generated by an electrically conducting plastic or polymer, no one could explain how it worked and some doubted it was real. Now, a decade later, ...

dateJan 24, 2010 in General Physics
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