Highlights and Press Releases
Single-molecule observation of a mechanically activated reaction sequence (Spotlight on Recent JACS Publications, Sept. 6, 2016)
Vivian’s apprenticeship highlighted (ARL.ARMY.MIL, Sept. 8, 2016)
Greg gives highlight talk at ACS (ACS Science Video Lab, March 13, 2016)
Soft robot changes color as it grips and walks (ACS News Service, Oct. 14, 2015)
Mechanochemically active soft robots highlighted (Duke Media, October, 2015)
Mechanochemical strengthening paper among Most Read (ACS Macro Lett, August, 2015)
Stressed ligands switch catalyst selectivity (Chemistry World, Nov. 7, 2014)
Camouflage that changes color and texture instantly thanks to squid skin (Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2014)
This synthetic material changes color and texture like octopus skin (Gizmodo India, Sept. 16, 2014)
Polymer mechanochemistry: Flex, release and repeat (Nature Chemistry News and Views, April 22, 2014)
New plastic becomes stronger when stressed, drop-proof smartphones incoming (ExtremeTech, Sept. 2, 2013)
Stretching makes material stronger (Inside Science, Aug. 29, 2013)
New synthetic polymer responds to destructive forces with mechanochemical strengthening (Materials360Online, Aug. 19, 2013)
Materials break, then re-make, bonds to build strength (Phys.org, Aug. 4, 2013)
Molecular levers may make materials better (Phys.org, Dec. 23, 2012)
Polymer linkers play an important part in mechanochemical reactions (Chem. & Eng. News, Dec. 24, 2012)
Mechanochemistry lets scientists tug on molecules (Chem. & Eng. News, Oct. 1, 2012)
Journal cover art/feature article (POLYMER, 2012)
Course materials feature in Apple product launch (Engadget, Jan. 19, 2012)
OpenChem and the iTunes U launch (Duke Today, Jan. 20, 2012)
The no-lecture chem class (Duke Chronicle, Oct. 26, 2011)
Intro chem without the lecture (Duke Today, Oct. 19, 2011)
Molecular tug-of-war could lead to new materials (Duke Research Blogsite, March 4, 2011)
Journal cover art for “molecular stress relief” (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, issue 50)
A force-induced reaction makes polymers mechanically tougher (ACS Noteworthy Chemistry, Dec. 13, 2010)
Transition state captured by force (Chem. & Eng. News, 2010, 88, 36, pp. 65-66)
Stretched polymer snaps back smaller (Jeremy’s YouTube video, 2010).
Stretched polymer snaps back smaller (Futurity article, 2010).
Journal cover art/feature article (Langmuir 2007, 23(4)).
Feeling the force of supramolecular bonds in polymers (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007).