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Shape-shifting plastic

Shape-shifting plastic

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have developed a process to make a thermoset that can be reshaped and reused. The new plastic is a shape-memory polymer, so named because the material can 'remember' its original shape and return to it after being deformed with heat or other forces.

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One of HFIR's YounOne of HFIR's youngest usergest Users Impresses Staff with School Research Project

Cameron Roberts, a recent High Flux Isotope Reactor visiting research user, stands out from the usual queue of university academics, industry R&D staff, and DOE scientists -- this user is a junior in high school.

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One of HFIR's YounOne of HFIR's youngest usergest Users Impresses Staff with School Research Project

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