Like your everyday notebook paper, this new type of nanowire-paper can be folded, cut, bent, and used as a filter. But unlike normal paper, it is chemically inert, robust, and can be heated up to 700 degrees Celsius. Researchers at the University of Arkansas have created long nanowires out of titanium dioxide connected by free-standing membranes. The resulting material is white, resembles regular paper, and has a variety of potential applications, such as armor, flame-retardant fabric, bacteria filters, controlled drug release, decomposition of pollutants, and chemical warfare agents.
Source:Nanowire-Paper Offers Strength, Flexibility