Profs Long and Williams featured on VT News
Dr. Long, Dr. Williams, Dr. Carfagna, Viswanath Meenakshisundaram and Justin Sirrine are recently featured on VT News!!
Their research on 3-D printing the type of high-temperature polymeric materials used in space for space crafts and satellites was the highlight of the article. The material, formally known as Kapton, is an aromatic polymer composed of carbons and hydrogens inside benzene rings, which provides exceptional thermal and chemical stability. The material is notoriously difficult to produce in any format other than thin sheets (think the gold foil around the moon lander!) – but not anymore! Read more by clicking on the picture below.