Microfabricated adhesive mimicking gecko foot-hair

@article{Geim2003MicrofabricatedAM,
  title={Microfabricated adhesive mimicking gecko foot-hair},
  author={A. Geim and S. Dubonos and I. Grigorieva and K. Novoselov and A. Zhukov and S. Shapoval},
  journal={Nature Materials},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={461-463}
}
The amazing climbing ability of geckos has attracted the interest of philosophers and scientists alike for centuries1,2,3. However, only in the past few years2,3 has progress been made in understanding the mechanism behind this ability, which relies on submicrometre keratin hairs covering the soles of geckos. Each hair produces a miniscule force ≈10−7 N (due to van der Waals and/or capillary interactions) but millions of hairs acting together create a formidable adhesion of ≈10 N cm−2… Expand
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