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Keywords:

  • adhesion;
  • bioinspired;
  • gecko;
  • climbing;
  • scaling
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Hand-sized gecko-inspired adhesives with reversible force capacities as high as 2950 N (29.5 N cm-2) are designed without the use of fibrillar features through a simple scaling theory. The scaling theory describes both natural and synthetic gecko-inspired adhesives, over 14 orders of magnitude in adhesive force capacity, from nanoscopic to macroscopic length scales.