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Traditionally, in order to increase the stability of the material, much more expensive components or additives need to be used to create it. This is a significant obstacle for commercial potential of many polymeric materials as it increases costs of production.
The newly developed methodology overcomes this obstacle by significantly increasing the chemical and thermal stability of a polymer without expensive additional chemicals. This is done via the nanoconfinement of the material between inert nanoparticles during deposition, which drastically increases the surface area of the material, thereby changing its physical properties. By increasing the stability of the material without using the costly additives, this methodology is extremely attractive for both small- and large-scale applications.