Zhejiang University has created "flexible microfibre ice," which is a new form of the well-known substance.
Microfibre ice is composed of the same water molecules as conventional ice and has no special impurities. However, the substance can bend and twist like an ordinary wire, and no irreversible deformation occurs.
The flexible ice was obtained by placing water vapor in a refrigerated chamber. The chamber contained a 2000 volt tungsten rod that changed the water into a concentration of steam in individual fibres. Next, the substance was cooled to -150 ℃ using liquid nitrogen, stabilising the ice into thin, flexible filaments.
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