Nanofibers are about 100 times smaller in diameter than a human hair. Their minuscule dimensions alone make them difficult to manipulate. Add to that their tendency to 'stick' to other materials and handling them becomes a nightmare, impeding development of the wealth of applications they promise. Nature has endowed a quirky little spider with a row of leg bristles like a miniature comb that the spider uses to comb out the strands of silk it produces. BioCombs4Nanofibers plans to develop a way to mimic this system on a man-made surface. Its careful characterisation could lead to novel nanotools that are anti-adhesive when it comes to nanofibers, opening the door to easier nanofiber processing and a myriad of nanofiber applications.
|Datum||1. 10. 2019 - 30. 9. 2022|
|Name der begünstigten Einrichtung||Johannes Kepler Universität Linz|
|Projektleitung||Institut für Medizin- und Biomechatronik; Institut für Angewandte Physik|
|Förderrahmen & Förderprogramm||H2020, FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 - FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking|