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The Woman Who Invented the Thread That Stops Bullets

The Genius of Stephanie Kwolek

The Woman Who Invented the Thread That Stops Bullets( )
Author: Wyckoff, Edwin Brit
Series title:Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.27
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Stephanie Louise Kwolek Is An American Chemist Who Invented Poly-Paraphenylene Terephtalamide--better Known As Kevlar. She Was Born In the Pittsburgh Suburb of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. In 1964, In Anticipation of a Gasoline Shortage, Her Group Began Searching For a Lightweight Yet Strong Fiber To Be Used In Tires. the Polymers She Had Been Working With At the Time Formed Liquid Crystal While In Solution, Something Unique To Those Polymers At the Time. However, Kwolek Persuaded...
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