Polymers

How polymers relax after stressful processing?

The polymers that make up engineered materials require time to relax after processing. A new examination by Illinois scientists has discovered that entangled, long-chain...

Study unveiled why polymer stents failed

Many patients with heart disease who went for surgery have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open. The metal stent prevents...

Designing Polymers with Novel Features

MIT scientist Bradley Olsen along with his colleagues are exploring physical properties for designing polymer. The team involves 15 to 20 students and postdoc seeks after this methodologies...

Artificial skin that could temporarily tighten the skin

MIT scientists, Massachusetts General Hospital, living proof and Olivo labs have developed an artificial skin. This artificial skin can transiently protect and tighten the...