19 Jun 2019

Reversible superglue from snail slime!

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 19 June 2019
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US Scientists have developed a new type of reversible superglue inspired by snail slime.

The team at the University of Pennsylvania developed the material from hydrogel, a polymer chain that can absorb alot of water.

When dry, the glue is very strong but when water is added, it quickly softens. Shu Yang, is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.