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By Bourne, N K Millett, J C F It is increasingly important to understand the dynamic response of polymers and polymer composites as their engineering application increases.
A less commonly known distinction of water, but one of great interest to physical chemists, is its odd behavior at its transition to the glassy phase.
Automobile bumpers that deform and recover rather than crack and splinter, computer cases that withstand the occasional rough encounter, and resilient coatings that can withstand the ravages of the sun, may all be possible if tiny functionalized rubbery particles are imbedded in their plastic matrices, according to Penn State materials scientists.
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