Scientists convert the Polymer 2D to 3D Being Water
WASHINGTON – The research team has recently created a type of polymer (non-metallic engineering materials or plastic) that can form three-dimensional structures by soaking in water. Scientists convert the Polymer 2D to 3D Being Water
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) said that they can make a variety of polymer sheets that form three-dimensional shapes, simply by placing a particular point on the surface of the material.
As reported by Softpedia, (09.03.2012), a team of researchers led by scientists and Ryan Hayward Christian Santangelo creates stunning approach, by developing a technique to print sheets of polymer that uses fundamental polymer science and photography techniques.
“This paper reports an interesting fusion and experimental techniques and theory to develop innovative methods to create a material that can be formed into a desired three-dimensional structures” said Daryl Hess of the National Science Foundation (NSF), program director of the division of materials research.
Daryl said, what is interesting about the techniques used to produce new polymers is that the material would not be experiencing a change in shape or deformation when exposed to water and in conjunction with the sun.
The polymer sheet can be used to support the field of robotics, and also spawned a new drug delivery systems in health, for example, allows drug molecules to survive in the human bloodstream for a long time, until it reaches the target tissue. Scientists convert the Polymer 2D to 3D Being Water