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Fibers made by transforming materials

Graduate student Chong Hou holds a bag of drawn fibers. The fibers are as thin as 100 micrometers in diameter, and the material coating further enhances the strength of the fibers. Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics. << more >>

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