A new class of porous materials with an orderly crystal-like arrangement of ultra-small spherical spaces has been discovered by chemists at Penn State. A paper describing the "nanobubblepack" discovery will be published in the February 12 issue of the journal Science. The researchers report that they can produce the material in a range of pore sizes never before achieved, opening the door to a variety of potential uses in industry and research.
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