A group of scientists from Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea found that diamond nano-needles can bend 9% without breaking the integrity.
This became known from an article by scientists published on April 20. It says that the world’s most durable natural material, diamond, in the form of nanoscale needles, has good flexibility..
The research team has demonstrated that diamond nano needles (about a thousand times thinner than a strand of human hair) can be bent and stretched up to 9% before returning to their original state after exposure.
Scientists say their discovery could find applications in bio-measurement, bio-imaging, drug delivery, data storage, optoelectronic devices and ultra-strong nanostructures. The use of elastic deformations caused by mechanical action opens up new possibilities for adapting electrical, magnetic, optical and other physical properties..
text: Ilya Malichenko, video: NTU Singapore, photo: Joshua Drakes / Flickr