AE Faculty Research Featured in Nature Magazine
A multi-disciplinary group of University of Illinois Urbana campus researchers including AE Affiliate Professor Nancy R. Sottos and AE Professor Scott R. White will have one of their projects featured in the May 7, 2009, issue of Nature magazine.
The scientists have developed force-sensitive polymers that contain mechanically active molecules called mechanophores. When pushed or pulled with a certain force, specific chemical reactions are triggered in the mechanophores, causing the material to change color.
For more about the research, please go to http://news.illinois.edu/news/09/0506polymers.html