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Confined Polymers Crystallize

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Science  06 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5915, pp. 725-726
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168242

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Summary

Squeezing very thin polymer layers can cause them to form polymer single crystals that could make plastic films less permeable to gases.