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Bioinspired Microfibers for Water Collection


Bioinspired microfibers for water collection have been attracting more and more attentions, aiming for alleviating water shortages in water-deficient areas. Here, we review the recent progress on microfibers inspired by spider silk for water collection. We summarize and analyze fiber types, fabrication methods, water-collecting mechanisms and water-collecting behaviors of bioinspired microfibers, and make prospects about the future trend of bioinspired microfibers for water collection. This review is tremendously beneficial to design of bioinspired microfibers, and increase of water-collecting efficiency, even the fields of fiber-based sensors, oil-water separation, fluid control and smart functional materials.

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The article was received on 20 Aug 2018, accepted on 13 Sep 2018 and first published on 13 Sep 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08104B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Bioinspired Microfibers for Water Collection

    Y. Tian and L. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08104B

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