/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/clear.png 0 0 Academic Web Pages /wp-content/uploads/2018/09/clear.png Academic Web Pages2003-12-19 19:00:022020-08-14 17:29:25Biomimetic Ratchets – of snails and snakes
Biomimetic Ratchets – of snails and snakes
Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England and Lehigh University have shown that it is possible to make a strip of hydrogel mimic the movements of a snail, inchworm, and snake.
Biomimetic ratcheting motion of lubricated hydrogel filaments, Mahadevan, L., S. Daniel and M. Chaudhury, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) , 101, 23-26, 2004. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Motility driven by macromolecular springs and ratchets, Mahadevan, L. and P. Matsudaira, Science , 288, 95-99, 2000. [View PDF] [Download PDF]