Ending Aging in Super Glassy Polymer Membranes
Dr. Cher Hon Lau, Dr. Phuc Tien Nguyen, Dr. Matthew R. Hill, Dr. Aaron W. Thornton, Dr. Kristina Konstas, Dr. Cara M. Doherty, Dr. Roger J. Mulder, Dr. Laure Bourgeois, Dr. Amelia C. Y. Liu, Dr. David J. Sprouster, Prof. James P. Sullivan, Dr. Timothy J. Bastow, Dr. Anita J. Hill, Prof. Douglas L. Gin and Prof. Richard D. Noble
Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201402234
Forever young: Like stringed beads, polymer chains of a permeable membrane are intercalated within the pores of PAF-1 particles thus inhibiting polymer chain relaxation and stopping aging. PAF-1 incorporation also drastically enhanced gas permeabilities (see picture).