references:shaeffer2
Title Frictional adhesion: A new angle on gecko attachment
Authors Autumn, K., Dittmore, A., Santos, D., Spenko, M., & Cutkosky, M.
Journal Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume 209
Issue 18
Pages 3569-3579
Year 2006
URL Link
Annotations This reference is about a study disproving that peel angle affects the strength of gecko adhesion. The study finds that friction and shear force are crucial factors in gecko adhesion, and explains the very low detachment forces of geckos as they climb. It contributes to the field by both showing the failure of an old model and presenting a new one. It relates to my topic by focusing on the mechanics of gecko adhesion.