Fine fibres with multifunctionality

Co-drawing of metallic glass with polymers of similar viscosity–temperature behaviour enables highly uniform nanoscale cross-sectional features of various shapes in functional fibres without length limit.

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Fig. 1: Cross-sections of polymer fibres incorporating metallic-glass filaments and hollow channels.


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Greer, A.L. Fine fibres with multifunctionality. Nat. Nanotechnol. (2020).

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