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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 1973–1981.
Published: 1 June 2013
... from the surface of the water viewed from the front. Images were captured at 5000 s−1. The front legs lost contact with the water surface earlier than the middle and hind legs and, unlike the middle and hind legs, did not cause indentations in the surface of the water. Fig. 5. Surface tension...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (17): 2835–2843.
Published: 1 September 2009
... of surface tension for spore ejection offers a new paradigm to perform work at small length scales. However, this mechanism of force generation remains poorly understood. To elucidate how fungal spores make effective use of surface tension, we performed a detailed mechanical analysis of the three stages...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 163 (1): 333–344.
Published: 1 February 1992
... this lung structure substantially reduces water penetration, despite surface tension (capillary) processes. This same lung design also facilitates the shedding of the lung cuticle at each moult. Note: Present address: Department of Physiology, Medical School, University of Witwatersrand, Parktown...
J Exp Biol (1990) 152 (1): 243–253.
Published: 1 September 1990
... shown to be improbable. An adhesive force resulting from surface tension at an air-fluid interface was shown to be adequate and likely. 3. Evidence was collected that the working fluid of the adhesive organ has the properties of a dilute aqueous solution of a surfactant. There is a considerable reserve...
J Exp Biol (1988) 136 (1): 209–228.
Published: 1 May 1988
... to be sufficient to form a layer at least 17.7x −9 m in thickness over the area of pulvillar contact. This is consistent with the view that surface tension forces would adequately account for adhesion, an additional limiting factor being the physical properties (wettability) of the substratum. Viscous forces would...