Mechanics of adhesion through a fibrillar microstructure.

Abstract

Many organisms have evolved a fibrillated interface for contact and adhesion as shown by several of the papers in this issue. For example, in the Gecko, this structure appears to give them the ability to adhere and separate from a variety of surfaces by relying only on weak van der Waals forces. Despite the low intrinsic energy of separating surfaces held… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/icb/42.6.1140

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