22_48/2010Artifi cal Spider Silk: Direction Controlled Driving of Tiny Water Drops on Bioinspired Artificial Spider Silks (Adv. Mater. 48/2010)

The cover shows bio-inspired artificial spider silks with periodic spindle-knots (in pure white color) in humid air. Tiny water drops collect in controlled directions, forming large shiny water drops covering the spindle-knots. The ability to control the direction of fluid motion is critical for various applications, as reported by Lei Jiang and co-workers on p. 5521.

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