Geckos, Ceilings and van der Waals

Chemical Education

Authors

  • Catherine E. Housecroft Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland. catherine.housecroft@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2018.428

Keywords:

Chemical education, Gecko, Hierarchical structures, Van der waals interactions

Abstract

The ability of a gecko to run rapidly across ceilings and up and down vertical walls is a striking example of the application of van der Waals interactions.

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Published

2018-06-27

How to Cite

[1]
C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2018, 72, 428, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.428.