University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2202005.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202202005

Special Issue: 化学科普(2022)

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Adventures of Three Brothers, ETFE, PTFE, and PVB, in Olympic Architecture

Yitong Liu1, Miao Du1, Xinglong Wu1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
    2 MOE Key Laboratory for UV Light-Emitting Materials and Technology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Received:2022-02-05 Accepted:2022-04-02 Published:2022-05-20
  • Contact: Xinglong Wu


Olympic dream in the eventful years, twice Olympic city during the Chinese renaissance. Based on an anthropomorphic treatment of building materials used in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, this paper introduces three organic materials, ETFE, PTFE, and PVB, used in important Olympic venues such as "Water Cube" "Bird's Nest" and "Ice Ribbon" in the form of a symposium. Furthermore, it discusses their molecular structure, nature, and important role in Olympic architecture.

Key words: Olympic architecture, Organic materials, Polymer, Structure and property


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