MIT professor of Chemical Engineering, Michael Strano, explains this two-dimensional polymer that self-assembles into sheets and could be used as a lightweight, durable coating for electronics and possibly building material.
The new material is a two-dimensional polymer that self-assembles into sheets, unlike all other polymers, which form one-dimensional, spaghetti-like chains. Until now, scientists had believed it was impossible to induce polymers to form 2D sheets.
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