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  • Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report

    Researchers have demonstrated a new fabrication technique that allows them replicate the nanostructures found on cicada wings that make them water- and microbe-repellent.

    Researchers have demonstrated a new fabrication technique that allows them replicate the nanostructures found on cicada wings that make them water- and microbe-repellent.

     

     

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  • To reach Marianne Alleyne, call 217-333-8652; email vanlaarh@illinois.edu.

    To reach Donald Cropek, call 217-373-6737; Donald.m.cropek@usace.army.mil.

    To reach Nenad Miljkovic, call 617-981-9247; email nmiljkov@illinois.edu

    The paper “Dissolvable template nanoimprint lithography: A facile and versatile nanoscale replication technique” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01547