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Mimumes for SUBTLE applications
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia
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Paper Abstract

Inspired by natural multifunctionality, mimumes are microfibrous multifunctional metamaterials. Their microfibrosity engenders multifunctionality. Poly(p-xylylene) polymers that are currently used in bulk non-fibrous forms for packaging and tribological applications in electronic and biomedical arenas are excellent initial candidates to fabricate mimumes. In microfibrous forms, these polymers are expected to display simultaneous ultrasonic, biomedical, terahertz, light, and energy (SUBTLE) functionalities, thereby furthering the paradigm of design for system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9172, Nanostructured Thin Films VII, 91720V (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059673
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9172:
Nanostructured Thin Films VII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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