Article - 2 Jun 2004
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have devised a way to use lasers to produce microscopic relief structures in polymers for use in optical components for laser applications. Posted May 2004
Article - 1 Jun 2006
Highly stable one- and two-dimensional polarization gratings, which can control both polarization state and propagation direction of the laser beam, have been presented for a practical use.
News - 21 Aug 2017
New liquid-crystal photochromic polymers have been synthesized and studied by members of the Faculties of Chemistry and Fundamental Physical and Chemical Engineering at the Lomonosov Moscow State...
News - 20 Dec 2017
A polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights could be key to future energy storage say materials chemists in America, who believe they have solved one of the major hurdles in the...
Article - 18 Oct 2005
Research has been done into using organic materials in optical devices. Stable and functional polarization holographic devices using photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals have been demonstrated...
News - 24 Oct 2016
A group of researchers from Nagoya University have recently developed an approach to obtain polymer brushes on surfaces using diblock copolymers comprising of two kinds of units forming segregated...
News - 21 Oct 2016
The surface coatings of polymer materials are important in various applications to produce useful surface functions such as low friction, biocompatibility and wettability. The grafting methods are...
News - 6 Feb 2018
Whether for separation processes, photovoltaics, catalysis, or electronics, porous polymer membranes are needed in many fields. Membranes with micropores that switch between different shapes and/or...
Article - 10 Oct 2013
A Labram HR 800 (HORIBA Scientific) spectrometer in conjunction with an inverted microscope (Olympus IX 71) and a X,Y Piezoelectric stage was used to record Raman measurements.
News - 10 Nov 2010
Researchers at RIKEN have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light.
Described in Science, the film is the largest-ever...