New Bionic Material Even Sticks To Surfaces Underwater

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 18:10 in Physics & Chemistry

Everyone knows insects have adhesion on dry surfaces - the liquid surface tension between air, liquids and solids known as the capillary force. In order to stick to dry surfaces insects use  capillary forces with the aid of their oil-covered adhesive setae.  The ability to stay on slippery plants after a rain is a bigger mystery, though. read more

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