Congratulations to Arif on our recent collaborative paper with Liu et al. “Dynamic Remodeling of Covalent Networks via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization” DOI link
Led by the Moore Group (UIUC, Chemistry), we report a fascinating system which reversibly changes from solid polymer network to liquid monomers, and back again, controlled by temperature. Rheology helps to characterize and understand the reversible process.
The ability to “remodel” a material is used throughout biology for resiliency and maintenance. Our work here represents a promising candidate for a synthetic engineered material that can remodel itself.