A high-spin polymer gets synthesized
Categorie(s) : Industry, Life @ MINATEC, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 3 February 2014
Researchers from INAC and the Warsaw University of Technology have synthesized a polymer that spins when immersed in a solution. The material, made from a polyaniline-derived polymer, is stable at ambient temperature.
The spin remains moderate (S=2), but marks a first for a linear polymer. And, given the polymer’s current tangled-chain structure, there’s ample room for improvement. The next step will be to untangle the chains so that the couplings between individual spins can reach their full potential, and then stretch them to form films. A research contract from the French National Research Agency is currently pending.