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world speed record for polymer simulations shattered by over a hundred-fold

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world speed record for polymer simulations shattered by over a hundred-fold

image: dr. airidas korolkovas is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of physics and astronomy, uppsala university, sweden, and a long-term visitor at the institut laue-langevin, 71 avenue des martyrs, grenoble,... view more credit: airidas korolkovasfrom a humble plastic bag to ultra-light airplane wings - polymers are everywhere. these molecules are long chains of atoms that are chemically joined to play many roles that we all love (organic photovoltaics) and hate (indestructible plastic pollution). polymers are useful in liquid form as well: the difference between tomato puree and ketchup is merely 0.5% of xanthan gum, which is a polymer made from sugar. ketchup is thick but not sticky, all thanks to the xanthan chains that are...