Sticking Power: New Adhesive Earns Patent, Could Find Place in Space

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:31 in Physics & Chemistry

A patent was issued for an adhesive peptide that becomes stronger as more moisture is removed. This property could allow it to be used in a low-moisture environment like outer space. Also, the adhesion is mechanical rather than chemical. It develops nanoscale fibrils that become entangled, similar to Velcro.

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