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Study reveals how polymers relax after stressful processing


July 2, 2018

The polymers that make up synthetic materials need time to de-stress after processing, researchers says. A new study has found that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates, marking an advancement in fundamental polymer physics. The findings will provide a better understanding of the physical properties of polymeric materials and critical new insight into how individual polymer molecules respond to high-stress processing conditions. Full Story

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