News tagged with polymer film

Polymer remembers four shapes

( -- 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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Researchers measure nanometer scale temperature

Illinois researchers have developed a new kind of electro-thermal nanoprobe that can independently control voltage and temperature at a nanometer-scale point contact. It can also measure the temperature-dependent voltage ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Nanophysics
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