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Synthetic gecko foot-hairs from multiwalled carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

We report a fabrication process for constructing polymer surfaces with multiwalled carbon nanotube hairs, with strong nanometer-level adhesion forces that are 200 times higher than those observed for gecko foot-hairs.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic gecko foot-hairs from multiwalled carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 29 Apr 2005, accepted on 17 Jun 2005 and first published on 05 Jul 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B506047H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005, 3799-3801
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    Synthetic gecko foot-hairs from multiwalled carbon nanotubes

    B. Yurdumakan, N. R. Raravikar, P. M. Ajayan and A. Dhinojwala, Chem. Commun., 2005, 3799
    DOI: 10.1039/B506047H

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