Science: Alsifilm

The chemist was astonished. He had put his finger on a whitish deposit covering the inside of a glass vessel not much bigger than a thimble. He expected this substance to crumble at his touch. Instead, it came out intact, like a smooth, tough vellum paper. It stood on his desk, forming a model of the vessel which it had lined.

This happened not long ago in the chemical engineering laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Associate Professor Ernst Alfred Hauser and a blonde, slim young woman chemist who was his co-worker were...

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