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Nanowrinkles, Nanofolds Yield Strange Hidden Channels
November 22, 2011
Wrinkles and folds, common in nature, do something unusual at the nanoscale. Researchers at Brown University and in Korea have discovered that wrinkles on super-thin films have hidden long waves. The team also found that folds in the film produce nanochannels, like thousands of tiny subsurface pipes. The research could lead to advances in medicine, electronics and energy. Results appear in Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
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