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Title: Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures

Abstract

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid. They envision their all-liquid material could be used to construct liquid electronics that power flexible, stretchable devices. The scientists also foresee chemically tuning the tubes and flowing molecules through them, leading to new ways to separate molecules or precisely deliver nanoscale building blocks to under-construction compounds.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1668796
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 3-D PRINTING; 3-D LIQUID STRUCTURES; LIQUID ELECTRONICS

Citation Formats

Forth, Joe, Russell, Tom, Hasnain, Jaffar, Toor, Anju, Miszta, Karol, Geissler, Phillip, Liu, Xubo, Liu, Shi, Shaowei, and Emrick, Todd. Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Forth, Joe, Russell, Tom, Hasnain, Jaffar, Toor, Anju, Miszta, Karol, Geissler, Phillip, Liu, Xubo, Liu, Shi, Shaowei, & Emrick, Todd. Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures. United States.
Forth, Joe, Russell, Tom, Hasnain, Jaffar, Toor, Anju, Miszta, Karol, Geissler, Phillip, Liu, Xubo, Liu, Shi, Shaowei, and Emrick, Todd. Tue . "Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1668796.
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title = {Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures},
author = {Forth, Joe and Russell, Tom and Hasnain, Jaffar and Toor, Anju and Miszta, Karol and Geissler, Phillip and Liu, Xubo, Liu and Shi, Shaowei and Emrick, Todd},
abstractNote = {Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid. They envision their all-liquid material could be used to construct liquid electronics that power flexible, stretchable devices. The scientists also foresee chemically tuning the tubes and flowing molecules through them, leading to new ways to separate molecules or precisely deliver nanoscale building blocks to under-construction compounds.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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