(March 12, 2019) Congratulations to Professor Lou Madsen and his group for their newest paper, published in Nature Communications. The paper, titled “Double helical conformation and extreme rigidity in a rodlike polyelectrolyte”, shares the discovery that a high-strength polymer known as “PBDT” has a double-helical conformation. With the discovery of the polymer’s structure, the potential applications are boundless and could range from use in batteries to lightweight aerospace materials.

To learn more about the discovery, read the VT News article here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2019/02/mii-interdisciplinary-team-discovers-double-helix-structure-synthetic-macromolecule.html