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Keywords:

  • bioinspired;
  • fibers;
  • directional;
  • water collection;
  • spindle-knot
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Large-scale fabrication of inexpensive and durable bioinspired fibers is realized by a fluid-coating method, which may be a feasible solution to the global water shortage problem. With the formation of spindle-knots on nylon fibers due to the Rayleigh instability, the as-prepared bioinspired fibers have the ability to directionally collect water from fog, which is similar to that of the natural spider silks.