ISMSM Image(s) of the Month!

Gray spheres, about a micrometer wide, with bulges on the surface.

This SEM image allows us to observe roughness on the surface of TPM particles. The lobes and the body of the particle are made of the same polymer. The lobes form during synthesis by adding a surfactant to change the wetting properties at the particle interface.

Source: Austin Walker, Blair Lab.

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