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Soggy origami

Flat microstructures can be designed to spontaneously fold into three-dimensional shapes. Computer simulations of water droplets on sheets of carbon atoms now extend this concept to the nanometre scale.

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Figure 1: Folding sheets.

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Crespi, V. Soggy origami. Nature 462, 858–859 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462858a

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