Spider silk created from artificial gland

June 1st, 2024

The microfluidic device for the creation of artificial spider silk. The protein solution is placed at one end and then pulled toward the other end by means of negative pressure. As the solution flows through the microfluidic channels, it is exposed to precise changes in the chemical and physical environment and the solution’s components self-assemble into […]

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RIKEN announces ultra-thin electronics breakthrough

April 1st, 2022

These images are from the conformability test on a curved surface (radius: 0.5 mm). Ultra-thin films bonded using (top) water-vapor plasma assisted bonding or (bottom) standard adhesive. Conformability was much better for water-vapor plasma assisted bonding. Photos: RIKEN Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research […]

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