Spider Silk May Be Used To Build The Electronics Of The Future

Spider Silk May Be Used To Build The Electronics Of The Future
Innovation

Researchers found that the material conducts heat 800 times better than any other organic material, making it ideal for gadgets.

Emma Hutchings
  • 13 march 2012

Xinwei Wang and his research team at Iowa State University have found that spider silk is an outstanding heat conductor, which could lead to new nature-based applications in technology and manufacturing. The stretchy and strong substance was found to conduct heat 800 times better than any other organic material.

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