“Impossible” plastic-like material could make laptops, smartphones even thinner and sturdier

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise (MIT) have created a brand new materials utilizing a brand new polymerizing course of. The fabric, known as 2DPA-1, a kind of polyaramide, is claimed to be as gentle as plastic and as sturdy as metal; even higher, it may be manufactured at industrial scale which bodes effectively for its go-to-market timeframe.

The fabric, which is the primary polymer to be polymerized in 2D, adopts a planar construction, versus a string one; suppose spaghetti traces and lasagne sheets. The workforce, led by Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, managed to crack an issue that has left many generations of Ppolymer scientists befuddled.

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