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January 21st, 2004

‘Centipedes’ could lead to nano-Velcro

Abstract:
Scientists from the University of Michigan and Purdue University in the US, and the University of Vigo in Spain, have made “bristled nano-centipedes”. The structures consist of a bristled silica coating on a cadmium tellurium (CdTe) nanowire core. “We were initially dumbfounded by the formation of the centipedes,” Nick Kotov of the University of Michigan told nanotechweb.org. “The topology of the nanowires is very interesting - it could be exceptionally useful for the design of optically active and remarkably strong nanocomposites, due to the ‘Velcro’ effect."

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