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Keywords: van der Waals
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (15): 2435–2441.
Published: 1 August 2015
... the adhesive system behaves in ecologically relevant conditions. Geckos inhabit a variety of environments, many of which are characterized by high temperature, humidity and rain. The van der Waals-based gecko adhesive system should be particularly challenged by wet substrates because water can disrupt...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (17): 3080–3086.
Published: 1 September 2012
... have significant consequences for the ecology and behavior of geckos living in tropical environments. * Author for correspondence ( ays3@zips.uakron.edu ) 22 3 2012 13 5 2012 © 2012. 2012 gecko adhesion superhydrophobicity wetting van der Waals Geckos are common...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (21): 3699–3704.
Published: 1 November 2010
... that van der Waals forces are sufficient for strong adhesion and friction in gecko setae, and that water-based capillary adhesion is not required. However, recent studies demonstrated that adhesion increases with relative humidity (RH) and proposed that surface hydration and capillary water bridge...