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Langowski, Julian K.A. (author), Dodou, D. (author), Kamperman, Marleen (author), van Leeuwen, Johan L. (author)
Tree frogs have the remarkable ability to attach to smooth, rough, dry, and wet surfaces using their versatile toe pads. Tree frog attachment involves the secretion of mucus into the pad-substrate gap, requiring adaptations towards mucus drainage and pad lubrication. Here, we present an overview of tree frog attachment, with focus on (i) the...
review 2018
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van Assenbergh, S.P. (author), Meinders, Erwin (author), Geraedts, J.M.P. (author), Dodou, D. (author)
When designing a new nanostructure or microstructure, one can follow a processing-based manufacturing pathway, in which the structure properties are defined based on the processing capabilities of the fabrication method at hand. Alternatively, a performance-based pathway can be followed, where the envisioned performance is first defined, and...
review 2018
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Scali, M. (author), Pusch, T.P. (author), Breedveld, P. (author), Dodou, D. (author)
High accuracy and precision in reaching target locations inside the human body is necessary for the success of percutaneous procedures, such as tissue sample removal (biopsy), brachytherapy, and localized drug delivery. Flexible steerable needles may allow the surgeon to reach targets deep inside solid organs while avoiding sensitive structures ...
review 2017