2012, 2012, X, 310 p. 169 illus., 63 in color.
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B. Bhushan, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology
▶ Presents the field of biomimetics didactically
▶ Displays the commercial interest in applying biomimetics
▶ Discusses in detail the important effects: lotus effect, shark skin
effect, rose petal effect
▶ Explains learning from nature for technology
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 nature’s route to verify one’s 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
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