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Future applications could include an adhesive to repair aircraft, skin grafts or even a Spiderman-style suit.
Originally posted by Glyph_D
im sorry i wasnt saying you did, i was just clearing the point to some one that didnt get it. i want correcting you seriously, its just coincidence you had tape in your post.
Originally posted by sardion2000
No it's not quantum-scale, it's nanoscale. It's a Quantum Effect though.
The UA researchers are part of a team developing synthetic hairs from carbon nanotubes that have adhesion forces 200 times higher than those observed with gecko foot-hairs. The team includes Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, UA associate professor of polymer science; UA polymer graduate student Betul Yurdumakan; and Nachiket Raravikar and professor Pulickel Ajayan from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
but isnt it on the quantum energy level???
“Our mathematical models suggest that self-cleaning in gecko setae is a result of geometry not chemistry,”