HIGHLY EXTENSIBLE FIBER BASED ON SPIDER THREAD PROPERTIES

SATT LUTECH



13 Septembre 2018

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Chemistry

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Chemicals, Materials & Plant-based Materials
Electronics & Security
In this project, a joint team of physicists and biologists have studied spider silk and considered an in-depth, quantitative investigation of natural and synthetic models of the in-droplet micron-scale windlass phenomenon. The team has unraveled the physics of spiders' capture silk and has designed an inorganic, self-assembled version of this material. Indeed, they have been able to assemble a functional artificial windlass system based on the combination of a fiber bearing synthetic droplets.
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