New Nanotech Polymer (1 of 2) (IMAGE) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Caption Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Physics and Center for Integrated Electronics have developed a new inexpensive, quick-drying polymer that could lead to dramatic cost savings and efficiency gains in semiconductor manufacturing and computer chip packaging. In this scanning electron microscope image of the new PES polymer in a photolithography application, the straight side walls indicate the material's good photodefinition characteristics. Credit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Usage Restrictions Please include photo credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.