references:shaeffer6
Title A reversible wet/dry adhesive inspired by mussels and geckos
Authors Lee, H., Lee, B. P., & Messersmith, P. B.
Journal Nature
Volume 448
Issue 7151
Pages 338-341
Year 2007
URL Link
Annotations This reference is about a study where the adhesive polymer was used in combination with gecko adhesive hairs to create an even stronger and longer adhesive. This contributes to the field not only by demonstrating a stronger attachment, but because before the combination with mussel adhesives, gecko inspired adhesives were previously dysfunctional in water. It relates to my topic by addressing current weaknesses within the field of gecko inspired adhesives and finds a potential solution.