Newsletter registration

By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Austria.
Where Your Profits Grow Sky High.

Polyimide as a high-performance material: Angular instead of round shape

Photo: Vienna University of Technology © Photo: Vienna University of Technology

Polyimide is an extremely resistant material with a high level of stability. However, they are difficult to process and bring them into the correct shape. Miriam Unterlass from the Institute of Materials Chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology has now developed a new method of synthesis which opens up completely new possibilities for this type of material.

Two different molecules, which usually combine in a rather disorganized manner, are allowed to react with each other in a gel. The viscous gel slows down the reaction, thus producing well-ordered, angular salt crystals with an average diameter of hundreds of micrometers. If the crystals are heated, they are turned into polyimide, but retain their angular shape. The scientists expect that the same method can be used to synthesize other high-performance materials.

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

Vienna is the driving force for innovations in our company,
and one of the growth drivers.

Ottobock Austria

Logo
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Medical University of Vienna: New therapy option doubles the life span of B-cell lymphoma patients

The so-called CAR-T cell therapy is a promising option for treating around one fifth of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Ski Tourism as an Attractive Business Driver in Austria

Famous for its culture and unspoiled natural environment, Austria attracts vacationers and tourism companies from all over the world. One major advantage is the central location in the heart of Europe and the related good accessibility.

More news All blog posts