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Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Biomimetics

Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology

Authors: Bhushan, Bharat

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  • 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
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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 presented throughout.

About the authors

Bharat Bhushan is Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor at the College of Engineering, and Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He authored 6 scientific books, more than 90 handbook chapters, more than 700 scientific papers (h factor – 42+), and more than 60 scientific reports, edited more than 45 books, and holds 17 U.S. and foreign patents. Bharat Bhusan received numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Max Planck Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Foreign Scientists, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. He worked for various research labs including IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Bhushan, Professor Bharat

  • Roughness-Induced Superomniphobic Surfaces: Lessons from Nature

    Pages 11-18

    Bhushan, Professor Bharat

  • Modeling of Contact Angle for a Liquid in Contact with a Rough Surface

    Pages 19-45

    Bhushan, Professor Bharat

  • Lotus Effect Surfaces in Nature

    Pages 49-65

    Bhushan, Professor Bharat

  • Fabrication Techniques Used for Structures with Superhydrophobicity, Self-Cleaning, Low Adhesion/Low Drag with Antifouling Properties

    Pages 67-78

    Bhushan, Professor Bharat

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomimetics
Book Subtitle
Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology
Authors
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25408-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25408-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44267-4
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 350
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