Novel artificial spider silk with water collection efficiency enhanced by 100 times

Press/Media: Press / Media

View graph of relations

Description

Recently, a research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has fabricated a fibre mimicking the structural properties of the natural spider-capture-silk. The fabricated all silk-protein fibre is very light, with a diameter even much smaller than a human hair. More importantly, its extraordinary directional water collection capability offers potential for its application in outdoor water collection or even as biomedical materials.
Period27 Aug 2020

Media coverage

TitleNovel artificial spider silk with water collection efficiency enhanced by 100 times
Persons
Media name/outletCity University of Hong Kong - Research Stories
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date27/08/20
Linkhttps://www.cityu.edu.hk/research/stories/2020/08/27/novel-artificial-spider-silk-water-collection-efficiency-enhanced-100-times