Bio-inspired hierarchical polymer fiber-carbon nanotube adhesives

Zhuxia Rong, Yanmin Zhou, Bingan Chen, John Robertson, Walter Federle, Stephan Hofmann, Ullrich Steiner, Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

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Abstract

Hierarchical pillar arrays consisting of micrometer-sized polymer setae covered by carbon nanotubes are engineered to deliver the role of spatulae, mimicking the fibrillar adhesive surfaces of geckos. These biomimetic structures conform well and achieve better attachment to rough surfaces, providing a new platform for a variety of applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1456-1461
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number9
Early online date11 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Bio-mimetics
  • hierarchical fibrillar adhesives
  • gecko-like structures
  • carbon nanotubes
  • rough substrates

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