Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'
Agencies: Washington , Nov 21 2012, 21:43 IST
dry, the material becomes flexible when immersed in water and is restored to its original shape upon drying, a crucial requirement for an actuator material because you can use it over and over," Ziaie said.
"Various micro-structures can be carved out of the tape by using laser machining. This fabrication method offers the capabilities of rapid prototyping and batch processing without the need for complex clean-room processes," he said.
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