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Chemical Catalysts Turn Tiny 2D Sheets into 3D Objects

by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/31/20 1:15 PM

The microfluidic sheet can form 3D shapes and move autonomously in a reactant-filled fluid

Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a sheet of 2D material that changes shape in response to chemical catalysts. It can form 3D, flexible objects and move autonomously when immersed in a reactant-filled fluid. Future applications are in soft robotic devices.

Read the full article on United Press International (UPI)→

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