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Penguins shed more materials secrets—feathers inform design of icephobic membranes

By April Gocha / February 26, 2016

Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology at Beihang University (Beijing, China) say that in addition to being superhydrophobic, penguin feathers also owe their ice-shedding abilities to anti-adhesive qualities.

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Self-assembly of zirconium phosphate nanoparticle films using an art supply spray gun

By April Gocha / April 15, 2014

New research details the synthesis of highly-ordered nanoparticle thin films of zirconium phosphate epoxy without the complex, expensive, and laborious processes typically required to achieve such nanostructures.

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Get flexible: Georgia Tech group shows how to ‘draw’ nano-sized ferroelectric structures on plastic substrates

By / July 20, 2011

Georgia Tech researchers display samples of materials on which ferroelectric nanostructures have been fabricated by thermochemical nanolithography. Graduate research assistant Yaser Bastani (left) with silicon, assistant professor Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb with polyimide and postdoctoral fellow Suenne Kim with glass. (Credit: Gary Meek, Georgia Tech.) “We can directly create piezoelectric materials of the shape we want, where…

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