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Microscopic ‘sunflowers’ for better solar panels

08:40 EST 6 Dec 2018 | Science Blog

Microscopic 'sunflowers' for better solar panelsThe pads of geckos’ notoriously sticky feet are covered with setae – microscopic, hairlike structures whose chemical and physical composition and high flexibility allow the lizard to grip walls and ceilings with ease. Scientists have tried to replicate such dynamic microstructures in the lab with a variety of materials, including liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), which […]

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