MTU Engineers Zap and Unstick Underwater Smart Glue

With a smaller zap of energy, biomedical engineers at Michigan Technological University
take an underwater smart glue prototype from sticky to not in 7 seconds.

Turning adhesion on and off is what makes a glue smart. It’s one particular detail to do this
in the open up air and very a different underneath drinking water. Encouraged by character, catechols are artificial
compounds that mimic the soaked-but-even now-sticky proteins secreted by mussels and present
assure for smart adhesives that function in drinking water. The know-how could aid with underwater
glue, wound dressings, prosthetic attachments or even earning car or truck components

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