• Shock to bacteria activates nature's electrical grid
    Multifunctional living materials are attractive due to their powerful ability to self-repair and replicate. However, most natural materials lack electronic functionality. Here we show that an electric field, applied to electricity-producing Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms, stimulates production of......
    lchaoxu 写于2020.08.19
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  • Liquid metal flows smoothly at room temperatures
    Researchers in the US have eliminated the instabilities in liquid metal streams for the first time, cr......
    lchaoxu 写于2020.08.28
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  • 指甲油 for Nanoimprint Lithography
    Nanoimprinting lithography (NIL) is a next-generation nanofabrication method, capable of replicating nanostructures from original master surfaces. Here, we develop highly scalable, simple, and nondestructive NIL using a dissolvable template. Termed dissolvable template nanoimprinting lithography (DT-NIL), our method......
    lchaoxu 写于2020.11.02
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  • Autonomous snapping and jumping polymer gels
    Inspired by the way plants like Venus flytraps can snap closed and reset themselves, scientists have developed new materials that alter their sh......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.02.09
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  • Electrically charged paper goes from firm to soft at flick of a switch
    Taking inspiration from the way sea cucumbers can strengthen their exterior when in danger, scientists in Germany have developed a novel wafer-thin paper material that can transition from firm to soft via an electrical switch. The researchers envisage a number of uses for their creation, including adaptive da......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.03.25
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  • New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water
    One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.03.25
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  • Facile Synthesis of a Library of Hollow Metallic Particles through the Galvanic Replacement of Liquid Gallium
    Hollow metallic capsules are of great interest given the large specific surface area and optical, electrical, and catalytic properties. To expand the possibilities of application and research of inorganic nano- and microparticles, new methodologies are being developed for obtaining metallic or multimetallic p......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.03.25
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  • Micro-environmental influences on artificial micromotors
    By harvesting energy from their surrounding environments, ......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.04.28
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  • Polymer gels and gold nanoparticles produce oscillating platform
    Scientists have long sought to invent materials that can respond to the external world in predictable, self-regulating ways, and now a......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.05.08
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  • Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
    floating, robotic film designed at UC Ri......
    lchaoxu 写于2021.12.07
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