Niall Crawford

Summary

Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Self-cleaning in tree frog toe pads; a mechanism for recovering from contamination without the need for grooming
    Niall Crawford
    Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 215:3965-72. 2012
  2. pmc When the going gets rough - studying the effect of surface roughness on the adhesive abilities of tree frogs
    Niall Crawford
    Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Beilstein J Nanotechnol 7:2116-2131. 2016

Detail Information

Publications2

  1. doi request reprint Self-cleaning in tree frog toe pads; a mechanism for recovering from contamination without the need for grooming
    Niall Crawford
    Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 215:3965-72. 2012
    ..We propose that both shear movements and a 'flushing' effect of the secreted mucus play an important role in shedding particles/contaminants...
  2. pmc When the going gets rough - studying the effect of surface roughness on the adhesive abilities of tree frogs
    Niall Crawford
    Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Beilstein J Nanotechnol 7:2116-2131. 2016
    ..Based on experiments where the conformation of the pad to individual asperities was examined microscopically, our calculations indicate that the pad epithelium has a low elastic modulus, making it highly deformable...