Argonne National Laboratory

Peering into the interfaces of nanoscale polymeric materials

March 12, 2012

The development of polymer nanostructures and nano-devices for a wide variety of applications could emerge from new information about the interplay between nanoscale interfaces in polymeric materials (a compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units) thanks to research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory.

The article, "Impact of an Irreversibly Adsorbed Layer on Local Viscosity of Nanoconfined Polymer Melts", is available online at Physical Review Letters.