Fabricating Fabric: Profile of Nylon

Air Date: 05/13/2011
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This NBC Learn video explains charts the history of nylon, the first synthetic fiber developed for mass production, and explains polymers, polymerization, amide links and polyamides. Includes demonstration of the Nylon Rope Trick: making nylon fiber in a lab beaker. (Beta-sheet protein courtesy Markus Buehler, MIT)