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Defect Engineering

The goal of chemistry to produce tailor made materials with specific characteristics is particularly exiting when it comes to macromolecules. Small components – monomers – have to be linked together in long chains or complex formations like ladder-structures or networks.
All this has to be perfect - that is without defects in the construction - because possible defects can damage the designated material properties. Modern methods of synthesis allow for a “molecular building-set system” and provide product characteristics that material science previously could only dream of.

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