Anisotropic Adhesion Properties of Triangular-Tip-Shaped Micropillars

Moon Kyu Kwak, Hoon Eui Jeong, Won Gyu Bae, Ho-Sup Jung, Kahp Y. Suh

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Directional dry adhesive microstructures consisting of high-density triangular-tip-shaped micropillars are described. The wide-tip structures allow for unique directional shear adhesion properties with respect to the peeling direction, along with relatively high normal adhesion. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2296-2300
Number of pages5
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-F1-037-02
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program (2010-0027955), WCU Program (R31-2008-000-10083-0), and Center for Biomimetic Mechanical Systems (KRF-J03003) through the National Research Foundation of Korea. This work was supported in part by the Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design of SNU and Award No. KUK-F1-037-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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