Spider hair inspires water-repellent surface
Posted by GreenReaper (Laurence Parry) on Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 21:17
ScienceDaily reports on recently-published research at the University of Florida to create a hydrophobic surface that resembles spider hair.
The key, according to UF professor Wolfgang Sigmund, is the material's chaotic structure, which mixes long/short and curved/straight hairs.
The effect relies entirely on the material's structure. An oil-repellent version is also possible, though the relevant research is yet to be published.
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