Rough Adhesive Hydrogels (RAd gels) for Underwater Adhesion.


In this work, underwater adhesion is achieved between biocompatible hydrogels and a suite of substrates. Surface roughness, which is typically detrimental for adhesion in air, is shown to be beneficial for underwater adhesion. Contact between the hydrogels with macroscopically flat substrates, and the resulting nonspecific chemical interaction, is… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b08916


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@article{Bradley2017RoughAH, title={Rough Adhesive Hydrogels (RAd gels) for Underwater Adhesion.}, author={Laura C. Bradley and Nathan D Bade and Lisa M Mariani and Kevin T Turner and Daeyeon Lee and Kathleen J Stebe}, journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces}, year={2017}, volume={9 33}, pages={27409-27413} }