News tagged with polymer film

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, ...

Jan 24, 2010 4.8 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast

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