OREANDA-NEWS Almost every polymer has a limiting temperature, upon overcoming of which it begins to decompose into monomer units. Conventional household polymers have a sufficiently high limit temperature, as well as protection against external factors.

The new material is based on cyclic polymers having an extremely low temperature limit. In addition, when only one chain is destroyed, the links of the material begin to disintegrate and self-destruct.

The polymer can be destroyed after applying a special signal to the photocatalysts when the device is already in use. Moreover, a similar process can be changed, for example, scientists were able to make the material react to ultraviolet light.