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Nanotechnology unlocks squid skin secrets

Team makes material that blocks thermal, optical, microwaves Metal Tech News – July 12, 2023

Taking inspiration from one of nature's most adaptive creatures, researchers from ACS Nano have explored the transformative qualities of squid skin to create a soft film that can regulate its transparency across a large range of wavelengths – visible, infrared, and microwave – all at the same time.

The skin of squid and other cephalopods have unique cells that can reversibly change their shape and...


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