Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Newest Little Idea For Nanosat Micro Rockets

The Newest Little Idea For Nanosat Micro Rockets
Red Orbit, 30 August 2013

To get around the problem, King and his team have developed an elegant strategy: eliminate the expensive and tedious microfabrication required to make the needles by letting Mother Nature take care of the assembly. “We’re working with a unique type of liquid called a ferrofluid that naturally forms a stationary pattern of sharp tips in the liquid surface,” he says. “Each tip in this self-assembling structure can spray a jet of fluid just like a micro-needle, so we don’t actually have to make any needles.”

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