The Jagota Group
Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Program
The "Fibrils with Roof" architecture has strongly enhanced static adhesion. Surprising, at the same time, its sliding friction properties are essentially unchanged.
“Strongly enhanced static friction using a film-terminated fibrillar interface”, Lulin Shen, N.J. Glassmaker, A. Jagota, C.-Y. Hui, Soft Matter 4  618-625 (2008)
“Mechanism of sliding friction on a film-terminated fibrillar interface,” Lulin Shen, Anand Jagota, Chung-Yuen Hui, Langmuir, 25 (5) 2772-2780 (2009).