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Perspectives on Mussel-Inspired Wet Adhesion

Perspectives on Mussel-Inspired Wet Adhesion
B. Kollbe Ahn
Nature employs sophisticated control of a structure’s properties at multiple length scales to achieve its wet adhesion. However, the translation of such structures has very often been missing in biomimetic adhesives; in turn, their performance is significantly limited as compared to that of biological adhesion, e.g., from mussels. In this Perspective, we overview the major breakthroughs in this field, highlighting the recent advances that demonstrate that holistic multiscale translation is essential to biomimetic design. We argue that the multiscale coordination of numerous key elements in the natural adhesive system is essential to replicate the strong, instant, and durable wet adhesion of the marine sessile organism.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b13149

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13149

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