Springer Series in Materials Science

Biomimetics in Materials Science

Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating, and Self-Cleaning Materials

Authors: Nosonovsky, Michael, Rohatgi, Pradeep K.

  • Describes smart, biomimetic materials in the context of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and self-organization
  • Covers self-healing, self-lubricating, and self-cleaning materials with applications to green technologies in areas such as energy, biomedical devices, and defense
  • Presents a unified approach by leading researchers in the field covering both theoretical and practical issues
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Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this biomimetic technology, which is in contrast to traditional  engineering processes such as wear and fatigue.  Biomimetics in Materials Science is the first monograph to be devoted to these materials. A new theoretical framework for these processes is presented based on the concept of multi-scale structure of entropy and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, together with a detailed review of the available technology. The latter includes experimental, modeling, and simulation results obtained on self-healing/lubricating/cleaning materials since their emergence in the past decade.

About the authors

Dr. Michael Nosonovsky is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). He is a co-author of one monograph, ten book chapters, and more than 50 research articles. For his work on the Lotus effect and biomimetic surfaces, he was honored with the 2008 Burt L. Newkirk Award by ASME.

Dr. Pradeep K. Rohatgi is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Director of the UWM Center for Composites. He is a pioneer in the field of composite materials, particularly metal matrix composites. Rohatgi has coauthored and edited eleven books and over four hundred scientific papers, and holds 20 U.S. patents. In 2006, he was honored with the "Rohatgi Honorary Symposium" on Solidification Processing of Metal Matrix Composites by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nosonovsky, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Thermodynamic Principles of Self-Healing Metallic Materials

    Nosonovsky, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • Case Study of Self-Healing in Metallic Composite with Embedded Low Melting Temperature Solders

    Nosonovsky, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Surface Healing: A Case Study

    Nosonovsky, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 75-85

  • Development of Metallic and Metal Matrix Composite Self-Healing Materials

    Nosonovsky, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 87-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomimetics in Materials Science
Book Subtitle
Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating, and Self-Cleaning Materials
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
152
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0926-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0926-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0925-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0050-3
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 418
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