Created smart cover with the function of selective absorption
Scientists from the canadian McMaster University have created a surface coating that is able to absorb only one “target” substance, and all the rest to push.
We all know about the coatings, which provide resistance to almost all substances that fall on them. They can be used to protect equipment from destruction or prevent the accumulation of bacteria in the kitchen. However, in some situations it is required that absorbed only one specific component. Canadian scientists have found a solution to this problem.
The team from McMaster University has introduced a surface coating that absorbs one of the “target” stuff, while ignoring all the rest. The composition of the invention includes safe lubricant and the specific biomolecules that are able to communicate with a required component of the environment, passing them. This combination provides selective effect and allows you to choose what kind of substance need to respond.
The inventors say that, among other things, their smart cover will find use in medical implants. It can repel blood and infection, reducing the risk of blood clots and infection, while simultaneously interacting with the muscle, organs or bone for better fixation and reduce the likelihood of rejection. The technology also simplifies the study of organic liquids, such as blood or urine, absorbing only certain viruses, bacteria or cells.
Previously, we wrote about the fact that Chinese scholars, inspired by the evil T-1000 from “Terminator” have started to work on the creation of a flexible robot with a liquid metal that can change shape under the tension.