Biological Adhesives

Editors: Smith, Andrew M. (Ed.)

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  • A fully revised and expanded new edition
  • Now also covers adhesives from mussels, spiders and ivy
  • Of great interest for applications in medicine, dentistry, and biotechnology
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This book reviews the structure of different biological adhesives and the mechanisms by which they achieve interfacial adhesion, cohesive strength, and fracture toughness. These adhesives include cements, strongly adherent fibrous holdfasts, tough and flexible adhesive gels, energy-dissipating adhesive tapes, nanoparticle-based adhesives, hierarchically structured nanoarray adhesives and a wide variety of viscous, sticky secretions.
Biological adhesives are complex biomaterials that have evolved to meet a wide variety of functional demands, and which range from the micro- to the macro-scale. Some adhesives set rapidly, while others set over longer periods of time; others can readily detach and reattach to allow movement and to manipulate objects, while yet others have the ability to self-heal after sustaining damage.
Recent technological advances have expanded our ability to characterize these materials.  Analyzing the physical and molecular structure, processing, chemical interactions and mechanical properties of these adhesives has yielded novel insights, which this new edition discusses in detail. These insights are likely to inform and guide the biomimetic development of new, powerful adhesives with desirable properties that are unmatched by today’s synthetic adhesives. Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book offers an invaluable source of information for industrial and academic researchers alike.

About the authors

Andrew M. Smith

Professor

Ithaca College

Department of Biology


Specialty: Animal Physiology, Biomechanics

Phone  (607) 274-3975

E-mail: asmith@ithaca.edu

Office: 155 Ctr for Natural Sciences

Ithaca, NY 14850

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Adhesives
Editors
  • Andrew M. Smith
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46082-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46082-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46081-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83435-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 378
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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