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Can IBM change the game for thermosets?
Monday, 19 May 2014

Computational chemistry is behind the discovery of new polymers that among other things, could lead to fully recyclable thermoset composites.

Scientists at IBM Research have combined high performance computing with synthetic polymer chemistry to develop the new materials which are said to be the first to demonstrate resistance to cracking, with strength higher than bone and the ability to reform back to their original shape ? all while being completely recyclable back to the starting material.