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Author Bhushan, Bharat, 1949-

Title Biomimetics : bioinspired hierarchical-structured surfaces for green science and technology / Bharat Bhushan
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Biological and medical physics, Biomedical engineering, 1618-7210
Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering.
Contents Part 1. Lotus Effect -- Lotus Effect Surfaces in Nature -- Fabrication Techniques Used for Structures with Superhydrophobicity, Self-Cleaning, Low Adhesion/Low Drag with Antifouling Properties -- Fabrication and Characterization of Micro-, Nano-, and Hierarchical Structured Surfaces -- Introduction -- Fabrication and Characterization of Micropatterned Structures Inspired by Salvinia molesta -- Roughness-Induced Superomniphobic Surfaces: Lessons from Nature -- Modeling of Contact Angle for a Liquid in Contact with a Rough Surface -- Characterization of Rose Petals and Fabrication and Characterization of Superhydrophobic Surfaces with High and Low Adhesion -- Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization of Oleophobic/Oleophilic Surfaces -- Shark skin Surface for Fluid-Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flow -- Gecko Adhesion -- Outlook
Summary Annotation This book presents an overview of the general field of biomimetics - lessons from nature. It presents various examples of biomimetics, including roughness-induced superomniphobic surfaces which provide functionality of commercial interest. The major focus in the book is on lotus effect, rose petal effect, shark skin effect, and gecko adhesion. For each example, the book first presents characterization of an object to understand how a natural object provides functionality, followed by modeling and then fabrication of structures in the lab using natures route to verify ones understanding of nature and provide guidance for development of optimum structures. Once it is understood how nature does it, examples of fabrication of optimum structures using smart materials and fabrication techniques, are presented. Examples of nature inspired objects are also presented throughout
Analysis Physics
Biomedical engineering
Chemistry, inorganic
Biophysics and Biological Physics
Surface and Interface Science, Thin Films
Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biomimetics -- Biotechnology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012940336
ISBN 9783642254086 (electronic bk.)
364225408X (electronic bk.)
9783642254079 (print)
3642254071 (print)