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ScienceTechnology
June 14, 2022

Weaving wonders

Ounce for ounce, carbon fiber could quickly become the wonder material of the future. The material, already used in a variety of products, boasts densities comparable to plastic, strengths comparable to steel and versatilities comparable to rubber under the right conditions. Its fibers, spun from organic carbon polymer strands thinner…
Science
April 16, 2018

A Problem with Polymer Theory

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing to verify experiments that challenge a 40-year-old theory in soft-matter physics. The findings, published in ACS Macro Letters, add to…