Why geckos can stick to walls

It enables geckos to adhere to walls and ceilings, is involved in the formation of membranes in cells as well as in the docking of drugs to enzymes in the human body. Dispersion, i.e. the „weak interaction“, is omnipresent in chemistry. A team of scientists at Jacobs University Bremen headed by Dean and Chemistry Professor Dr. Werner Nau has now succeeded for the first time in experimentally quantifying the „London Dispersion“, named after the German physicist Fritz London, in solution. The results of their fundamental research have now been published in the renowned journal „Nature Chemistry“. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)