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How Chocolate Inspired a Theory About Polymer Coatings

Inspired by the making of chocolate confections, a group of researchers at MIT have developed a rapid fabrication technique that could change how we develop polymer coatings such as smart skins and packaging films.

Inspired by the making of chocolate confections like hollow chocolate eggs and bonbons, a group of researchers at MIT in collaboration with a team from EPFL in Switzerland, have developed a rapid fabrication technique and a theory that accurately predicts the final thickness of a shell of a known material given the original rheological properties of the material and the geometry of the mold used for the coating.

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