Adjustable Angle Peel Tester for Gecko-Inspired Micro-Pattern Surfaces
Several animals, such as geckos and spiders, have the ability to climb walls and ceilings with the same ease as walking on flat ground. Recent investigations into this unique ability convincingly demonstrated that this behavior is due to the hierarchical fibrillar structures on their feet. This discovery inspired the creation of novel synthetic micro-patterned adhesive surfaces. Unfortunately testing of these adhesive surfaces is not standardized and each laboratory uses different techniques. This variety in testing makes data comparison extremely difficult. The goal of this research was to ...
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