A new kind of “celluloid” makes life easier for users
A new type of “cells” has been invented by a group of researchers who are investigating the feasibility of manufacturing them for personal use.
The researchers, who are using an industrial-strength, high-pressure gel made from silica and biopolymer in their new research, have already shown that they can build an elastic, stretchable structure, the researchers report today in the journal Science Advances.
They say the research could lead to more flexible, lightweight and water-resistant clothing.
A “cell” is a single cell.
The cells are made of silica, and they’re often made of polymers that can be shaped into shapes or sizes.
For example, one type of cell can be made from a polymer that is flexible and stretchable, but it has a surface that is usually smooth.
The new gel can be used to make a range of “microcellulites” for use as personal protective equipment, but in this case, the team has developed a way to make the cells with elastic properties, or stretchable cells.
“This enables us to build a microcellulitic structure, without the need to make much of it,” lead author Dr. Matthew Rieger of the University of Bristol told Tech Insider.
“We’ve been able to scale it up to large sizes.
It’s quite robust.”
The team first created an artificial membrane using silicon dioxide, then they coated it with silica to make it elastic, and then they made a gel out of it, creating a gel that can stretch up to about a centimeter wide.
The scientists then used an electron microscope to inspect the gel and found that it was made up of cells of varying sizes and shapes, including a “cell-like” structure made of cells in which the membrane was a sheet.
The gel can also be used as a replacement for existing cell membranes, but the team says it’s the first time it has been used to create a flexible, stretch-able structure.
The researchers say the new cell can help make people’s lives easier.
“We’ve used the gel to stretch and bend a large piece of flexible polystyrene,” Dr. Riegers told Tech Insights.
“It’s much easier to bend than traditional polystyrenes.
You just take the piece of polystyrex and bend it, and it’s elastic.”
The research team is also exploring the possibility of creating new types of cell membranes based on different materials and the properties of the silicon dioxide.
In particular, they are interested in how to build membranes that are flexible and flexible at the same time.