Could table salt be used to make nano-wires? Scientists have discovered that crystals of sodium chloride could ‘grow’ tiny wires

‘One would have thought that NaCl would have been studied to death by now, but we discovered a new morphology for table salt’

‘One would have thought that NaCl would have been studied to death by now, but we discovered a new morphology for table salt’

Prof Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson, a principal investigator at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, co-authored a study about the findings in ACS Nano.

Ronan Daly and Oxana Kotova were also authors of this publication, which explored the phenomenon of single-crystal halide salt wire growth at the surface of porous supramolecular materials.

ACS Nano PDF
(Irish Times)

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