Adhesive tape (Scotch), withstanding temperatures from -160 °C to 1000 °C.
Adhesive tape, covered with parallel multi-layer carbon nanotubes can be used in wide ranges of temperatures from -160 °C to 1000 °C.
Scientists have created an adhesive tape (Scotch tape), which can be used in wide ranges of temperatures from -160 °C to 1000 °C.
Outwardly, this tape is no different from ordinary tape. However, the adhesive surface of tape is covered with parallel multilayer carbon-nanotube (SACNT, superaligned carbon nanotube). Tape can adhere to various surfaces due to the action of forces van der Waals forces, which are the weak electric forces between two atoms or molecules that are close to each other.
The tape sticks to metals, ceramics, plastics and other nonmetallic materialslike smooth or rough surface. Apart from the surface of the material it leaves virtually no trace.
Here are the links to the sources:
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-carbon-nanotube-tape-sticky-extreme.html ; https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01629 ; https://phys.org/journals/nano-letters/.
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