Functional Surfaces in Biology

Little Structures with Big Effects Volume 1

Editors: Gorb, Stanislav N. (Ed.)

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This book is devoted to the rapidly growing area of science dealing with structure and properties of biological surfaces in their relation to particular function(s). This volume, written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, covers various surface functions such as protection, defense, water transport, anti-wetting, self cleaning, light reflection and scattering, and acoustics. Because biological surfaces have a virtually endless potential of technological ideas for the development of new materials and systems, inspirations from biology could also be interesting for a broad range of topics in surface engineering.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Surface Properties and their Functions in Biological Systems

    Pages 3-7

    Gorb, Stanislav

  • Biological Properties of Fruit and Seed Slime Envelope: How to Live, Fly, and Not Die

    Pages 11-30

    Kreitschitz, Agnieszka

  • Easily Damaged Integument of Some Sawflies (Hymenoptera) is Part of a Defence Strategy Against Predators

    Pages 31-43

    Boevé, Jean-Luc

  • Water Repellence in Gecko Skin: How Do Geckos Keep Clean?

    Pages 47-53

    Hiller, Uwe N.

  • Anti-Wetting Surfaces in Heteroptera (Insecta): Hairy Solutions to Any Problem

    Pages 55-76

    Perez-Goodwyn, Pablo

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Hardcover $279.99
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Softcover $229.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Surfaces in Biology
Book Subtitle
Little Structures with Big Effects Volume 1
Editors
  • Stanislav N. Gorb
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6697-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6697-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6696-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9122-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 384
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