Nanoscale “supersoap” allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids

Nanoscale "supersoap" allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids

3 pictures A new technique allows for all-liquid 3D printing, with applications in flexible and stretchable electronics, medicine, and nanotechnology Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found a way to "print" narrow tubes of water within liquid-state silicon oil. Because of a special nanoscale coating, the water structures survive without breaking down into droplets even as the encapsulating fluid changes shape. This new form of 3D printing could give rise to flexible and stretchable liquid electronics, aid chemical synthesis, or serve as a transport and delivery system for nanoscale particles. The team of researchers led by […]

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