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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2008, Article ID 194524, 5 pages
Research Article

Preliminary In Vivo Experiments on Adhesion of Geckos

1Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
2AO Research Institute, Clevadelstrasse 8, Davos-Platz, Switzerland
3Department of Biomedicine, Unit of Dental Sciences and Biomaterials, University of Trieste, Via Stuparich 1, 34129 Trieste, Italy
4Società Italiana Veterinari per Animali Esotici, Via Trecchi 20, 26100 Cremona, Italy
5National Institute of Nuclear Physic, National Laboratories of Frascati, Via E. Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati, Italy

Received 3 October 2007; Accepted 23 April 2008

Academic Editor: Jun Lou

Copyright © 2008 E. Lepore et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We performed preliminary experiments on the adhesion of a Tokay gecko on surfaces with different roughness, with or without particles with significant different granulometry, before/after or during the moult. The results were analyzed using the Weibull statistics.