Ring Polymers (IMAGE) University of Vienna Caption Left: Snapshot of a ring polymer at the inflation phase in strong shear, seen as a projection into the flow-vorticity plane. The dashed blue lines mark the center-of-mass axes of the polymer. Right: Flow field around the center-of-mass of the polymer depicted to the left, under strong shear. Credit © Maximilian Liebetreu Usage Restrictions None 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.