Evidence for capillarity contributions to gecko adhesion from single spatula nanomechanical measurements

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Reference

Huber, G., Mantz, H., Spolenak, R., Mecke, K., Jacobs, K., Gorb, S., Arzt, E., Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 102, 16293–16296 (2005).

Keywords

capillarity, adhesion, monolayer, spatula, contact angle

Summary

Figure 1

This paper shows that humidity affects gecko adhesion on the spatular level, i.e., the smallest level of the hierarchial gecko foot structure. Previous studies had rejected the contribution of capillarity, suggesting that van der Waals forces dominate the high adhesion.