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Dry Adhesive Based on Carbon Nanotubes Gets Stronger, With Directional Gripping Ability


October 9, 2008

carbon nanotube film The race for the best "gecko foot" dry adhesive got a new competitor this week with a stronger and more practical material reported in the journal Science by a team of researchers from four U.S. institutions. Full Story

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