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Strong, lightweight, and ductile (yes, ductile) silica glass nanofibers

By Eileen De Guire / January 11, 2013

University of Southampton (UK) scientist, Gilberto Brambilla, developed the strongest, lightest known silica glass nanofibers. Credit: U. Southampton. It looks like a team of optoelectronics researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain may be getting into the structural composites business. According to the press release, the group discovered how to make “the strongest, lightest weight…

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