• nistfilm
    Measurement of Polymer Thin Films Properties
    July 20, 2011, No comments

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* a measurement technique that reliably determines three fundamental mechanical properties of near-nanoscale films. The technique, which highlights th ...

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    DuPont Award for Conductive Polymers
    July 10, 2011, No comments

    Research into conductive polymers has earned University of Toronto chemistry professor Dwight Seferos a 2011 DuPont Young Professor award. Seferos was among 17 researchers from universities across the world, including […]

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    Ghana Considering Banning Plastic Materials
    July 3, 2011, No comments

    The government of Ghana says it is considering banning plastic materials in the country and revert to the use of paper materials which are more ecologically friendly. ‘An information paper I […]

  • ecoli
    UH Develop Materials That Repel E.Coli
    June 17, 2011, No comments

    A University of Houston (UH) chemist who is developing materials for detecting and repelling E. coli has published papers in two high-impact journals this month. Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, a polymer […]

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    New Polymer Science Journal to be Published
    June 8, 2011, No comments

    ACS Publications announces that ACS Macro Letters is set to publish its first issue January 2012. This new rapid-publication journal, available exclusively online, makes it possible for authors around the world […]

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    Polymer Caterpillar Crawls with Humidity
    May 26, 2011, No comments

    A polymer-based device that can walk caterpillar-like across a surface has been developed by researchers in China. The marching machine, which steps out in response to swings in humidity, was made […]

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    Green Polymers With Excellent Properties
    May 23, 2011, No comments

    A prizewinning University of Florida team has devised a way to synthesise “green”, degradable polyesteracetal polymers – claimed to provide the strength of petroleum-based plastics, which is lacking in materials […]