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Keywords: capillary adhesion
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (22): 3905–3911.
Published: 15 November 2003
.... By contrast, noded fibrils are stickier under high humidity, where they are presumed to adsorb atmospheric water and implement hygroscopic (capillary) adhesion. Here, we model thread stickiness according to these two adhesive mechanisms. These models equate stickiness with the force necessary to overcome...