GLASSES

The looks of a million-year-old polymer glass

Polymeric glasses with significant thermodynamic and kinetic stability have been fabricated using physical vapour deposition, providing a mean to gather insight into the properties of glasses aged for millions of years.

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Fig. 1: Ultra-stable polystyrene polymer glasses.

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de Pablo, J.J. The looks of a million-year-old polymer glass. Nat. Mater. 19, 1041–1042 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-00812-4

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