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Switching from Ultraweak to Strong Adhesion

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  • Susanne F. Fenz,

    1. Institute of Complex Systems 7: Biomechanics Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. Current address: Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
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    • S.F.F. and T.B. have contributed equally to this work.

  • Timo Bihr,

    1. II. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. Current address: Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
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    • S.F.F. and T.B. have contributed equally to this work.

  • Rudolf Merkel,

    1. Institute of Complex Systems 7: Biomechanics Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany
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  • Udo Seifert,

    1. II. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Kheya Sengupta,

    1. CNRS UPR 3118, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanosciences de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université Campus de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9, France
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  • Ana-Sunčana Smith

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Theoretical Physics and Excellence Cluster: Engineering of Advanced Materials, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    • Institute of Theoretical Physics and Excellence Cluster: Engineering of Advanced Materials, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
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Abstract

Intrinsically strong avidin-neutravidin bonds can exhibit ultraweak adhesion mediated by transiently bound domains and can undergo a transition to a stable strong adhesion by locally increasing bond density.

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