Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off. A team of chemists and engineers has developed a new method for coating large surfaces with nanofiber thin films that are both transparent and electrically conductive. Their method involves the vigorous agitation of water, dense oil, and polymer nanofibers. After this solution is sufficiently agitated it spreads over virtually any surface, creating a thin film.
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