New Research Reveals How Dragonfly Wings Obliterate Bacteria
New study shows how nanopillars of different heights on the wings of dragonfly literally rip bacteria apart.
Surfaces that obliterate bacteria have always been in demand. Last year, for instance, a group of Dutch scientists used a new type of plastic resin infused with quaternary ammonium salts to develop a 3D-printed tooth that is reportedly capable of killing up to 99-percent of oral bacteria. As part of a new study, researchers from Nigeria and Australia have created yet another bacteria-annihilating surface, featuring a “bed of nails” that literally rip these pesky microbes apart.