Biologically-Inspired Systems

Adhesion and Friction in Biological Systems

Editors: Gorb, Stanislav (Ed.)

  • Broad range of biological surfaces is considered. Some papers from the book meanwhile belong to classical ones in the field. Detailed description of microscopy methods and tribological characterisation techniques helps readers in designing own studies on the topic.

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This book is a collection of experimental studies demonstrating structure-function relationships in various biological systems having particular surface specialization to increase/decrease friction and adhesion. Studies on snake skin, adhesive pads, wing-interlocking devices and sticky mouthparts of insects as well as anti-adhesive and adhesive surfaces of plants are included in the volume containing four main subsections: (1) adhesion, (2) friction, (3) attachment-devices, (4) attachment-related behavior. Numerous experimental methods for characterizing tribological properties of biological surfaces at macro-, micro-, and nanoscale levels are demonstrated. This book is an excellent collection of publications on biotribology for both engineers and physicists working with biological systems as well as for biologists studying friction and adhesion. Inspirations from biology reported here may be also potentially interesting for biomimetics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adhesion and Friction in Biological Systems
Editors
  • Stanislav Gorb
Series Title
Biologically-Inspired Systems
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1444-1
Series ISSN
2211-0593
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 280
Topics