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A Recent Study Shows How Polymer Molecules Relax After Stressful Processing
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A Recent Study Shows How Polymer Molecules Relax After Stressful Processing

A recent study published in the journal Physical Review Letters has shown that polymers need time to de-stress after a processing. Chemical and Biomedical engineering professor, Charles Schroeder and graduate student Peter Zhou came up with the research. The research shows that single polymers come together to give synthetic materials macroscopic properties such as viscosity and tensile strength. Polymers, therefore, need time to relax after going through processing. The study, which was written, by Charles Schroeder and his undergraduate student was carried out at Advanced Science and Technology Hub in the University of Illinois. In the study, To observe individual polymer molecules relaxation after stretching, pulling, and squeezing that results from the manufacturing process, the ...