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Gecko foot hairs, SEM

Gecko foot hairs, SEM

C014/4849

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Caption

Gecko foot hairs. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of hairs, or setae, on the foot of a gecko. These hairs enable the gecko to cling to smooth surfaces by taking advantage of weak intermolecular forces, known as Van der Waals forces.

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