Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nanotech Material Never Gets Wet


Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed a material that never gets wet.

The fabric is constructed of polyester fibers that are covered in a layer of 40-nanometer-wide silicone nanofilaments. These nanofilaments are spiky and cause water to sit in a sphere above the fabric, a permanent pocket of air protected safely below.
The material even reduces drag in water by 20%! I have no idea what sort of implications that has, but I think it's something to do with waterproof sheets.

Nanotech Material Never Gets Wet, Even When Wet [gizmodo]

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