Mimumes for SUBTLE applications

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Inspired by natural multifunctionality, mimumes are microfibrous multifunctional metamaterials. Their microfibrosity engenders multifunctionality. Poly(p-xylylene) polymers that are currently used in bulk non-fibrous forms for packaging and tribological applications in electronic and biomedical arenas are excellent initial candidates to fabricate mimumes. In microfibrous forms, these polymers are expected to display simultaneous ultrasonic, biomedical, terahertz, light, and energy (SUBTLE) functionalities, thereby furthering the paradigm of design for system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films VII
EditorsAkhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, Motofumi Suzuki
ISBN (Electronic)9781628411997
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventNanostructured Thin Films VII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2014Aug 21 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherNanostructured Thin Films VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lakhtakia, A. (2014). Mimumes for SUBTLE applications. In A. Lakhtakia, T. G. Mackay, & M. Suzuki (Eds.), Nanostructured Thin Films VII [91720V] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9172). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059673