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Octopus-Inspired Smart Adhesive Pads for Transfer Printing of Semiconducting Nanomembranes.
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Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), ISSN: 1521-4095, Vol: 28, Issue: 34, Page: 7457-65
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By mimicking muscle actuation to control cavity-pressure-induced adhesion of octopus suckers, smart adhesive pads are developed in which the thermoresponsive actuation of a hydrogel layer on elastomeric microcavity pads enables excellent switchable adhesion in response to a thermal stimulus (maximum adhesive strength: 94 kPa, adhesion switching ratio: ≈293 for temperature change between 22 and 61 °C).