fluorescent polymer

anonymous asked:

Talk science to me Neil (No really please I fucking l o v e science you have no idea)

Neil: Oh my god so science right nanotechnology is something I’ve been researching about recently for an out of class assignment but so nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supra molecular scale, right? There are actually like hundreds of things that we’re using nanotechnology to improve. Did you know explosive devices can be detected with fluorescent polymers coated on paper? The fluorescent polymers emit light, but dim when exposed to ‘nitro-group’ molecules, which are nitrogen rich structures with high explosives in their energetic properties. Professional scientists- I consider myself a scientist I mean you don’t need a degree to be one and I know I’m more than capable currently I’m in like 5 out of school science programs like- have developed two new polymers, PTriPE and PTPE, which  maximize the chemical AIE and their phenyl groups keep the polymers rigid and simultaneously maximize light emission, making it easier to detect traces of explosives. THAT’S AMAZING ISN’T IT?! ALSO diseases!1!!1! THere’s been an advancement in the the medical field with protein analysis. This advancement can help us detect diseases earlier. Selected reaction monitoring, or SRM, is a type of mass spectrometer that looks for unique peptides of a targeted protein. PRISM-SRM separates a sample into 96 fractions, and determines which fractions have the target proteins. The fraction with the target protein is further divided into 96 fractions, and that helps to narrow down the fraction with the target protein greatly, thus allowing us to catch the beginnings of diseases before they kill us.