Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Biomimetics: Controllable Particle Adhesion with a Magnetically Actuated Synthetic Gecko Adhesive (Adv. Funct. Mater. 26/2013)
On page 3256, Andrew G. Gillies and co-workers describe a gecko synthetic adhesive surface fabricated with magneto-elastomer microridges, which can be controlled remotely with an external magnetic field. By changing the microridge configuration, adhesion can be switched on and off to selectively capture and release particles.