News tagged with polymer

New optical sensors swell when exposed to target gas

Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Skin with high rust protection factor

In industrialized countries, corrosion guzzles up to 4 percent of economic performance annually. Substances that protect metals effectively from its ravages are often damaging to the environment or have other disadvantages. ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Materials Science
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New class of industrial polymers discovered

( —Scientists from IBM Research have successfully discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation, aerospace, and microelectronics. ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Polymers
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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations on Jülich's ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Polymers
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