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A Bit of a Stretch - Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Professor Helen Gleeson, OBE. Cavendish Professor of Physics and Head of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds

Part of British Science Week 2021

This talk will introduce what these special rubbers - liquid crystal elastomers - are and how they spontaneously change shape, can lift thousands of times their own weight, and how they can even get thicker when stretched, rather than thinner.

This event may also be delivered as an online webinar. If necessary due to Coronavirus or venue restrictions it will be an online webinar only.

To join the webinar please register in advance at:

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IOP West Midlands Branch, Hereford & Worcester Centre
16 Mar 2021 19:30 to 21:00
Malvern St. James School
WR14 3BA
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