Gecko Mimicking Surfaces
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Adhesive capabilities of a gecko lizard have been the subject of many studies and an inspiration for many artificial imitations and inventions. This work proposes a design of synthetic gecko mimicking structures in a form of micro-pillars, that would have similar adhesion capabilities as gecko setae. Structures made of Parylene C have been created using photolithography and silicon etching methods. Following focus will be on various surface modifications and characterisation of these structures to determine the adhesion forces present.
Keywordsgecko adhesion, adhesive setae, adhesion forces, biomimetics, deep reactive ion etching, Bosch process, XeF2 etching, Parylene C, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceProceedings of the 25st Conference STUDENT EEICT 2019. s. 362-365. ISBN 978-80-214-5735-5
- Student EEICT 2019