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Mussels attach to solid surfaces in the sea. Their adhesion must be rapid, strong, and tough, or else they will be dislodged and… Expand This paper reflects on the state of the art of self-etch adhesives anno 2010. After presenting the general characteristics of… Expand 1 Introduction.- Bibliography of general background books.- 2 Interfacial contact.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Surface tension.- 2.3… Expand Hierarchical micropapillae and nanofolds are known to exist on the petals' surfaces of red roses. These micro- and nanostructures… Expand We report a method to form multifunctional polymer coatings through simple dip-coating of objects in an aqueous solution of… Expand Dental adhesives are designed to bond composite resins to enamel and dentin. Their chemical formulation determines to a large… Expand The adhesive strategy of the gecko relies on foot pads composed of specialized keratinous foot-hairs called setae, which are… Expand The amazing climbing ability of geckos has attracted the interest of philosophers and scientists alike for centuries1,2,3… Expand Human and bovine capillary endothelial cells were switched from growth to apoptosis by using micropatterned substrates that… Expand The adhesive interactions of cells with other cells and with the extracellular matrix are crucial to all developmental processes… Expand