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Author Khademhosseini, Ali, author

Title Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration : Biologically-Driven Engineering of Materials, Processes, Devices, and Systems (In 3 Volumes)
Published Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1462 pages, 3 volumes)
Series World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ; v.9
World Scientific series in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Contents Volume 1; Preface; About the Editors; About the Contributors; 1. Bioinspired Fabrication of Nanostructures from Tissue Slices; 1. Introduction; 2. Tissue Processing and Skiving; 2.1. Decellularizing; 2.2. Sectioning tools; 3. Applications; 3.1. Template for nanofabrication; 3.1.1. Metallic nanostructures by staining-and-etching; 3.1.2. Replica molding; 3.2. Stacking and rolling for tissue engineering; 3.2.1. Two-dimensional scaffolds; 3.2.2. Three-dimensional tubular scaffolds; 4. Conclusions and Outlook; 4.1. Future perspective; 4.2. Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Reference
2. Bioinspired Artificial Muscles Based on Dielectric Elastomers1. Introduction; 2. Dielectric Elastomer Artificial Muscles; 3. Example of Application: Bioinspired Tunable Lenses; 4. Conclusions and Outlook; Acknowledgments; References; 3. Bioinspired Engineering of Multifunctional Devices; 1. Introduction; 2. Physiological Phenomena; 2.1. Recognition-multivalent binding; 2.1.1. Extracellular multivalent binding events; 2.1.2. Intracellular multivalent binding events; 2.2. Molecular self-assembly; 2.3. Stimuli-responsive processes; 2.4. Transfer of genetic materials
2.5. Tissue regeneration/wound healing2.6. Natural surface architecture and adhesiveness; 3. Synthetic and Natural Biomedical Polymers Used for Biomimicry Applications; 4. Nature-Inspired Engineering; 4.1. Biomedical engineering for drug/gene delivery; 4.1.1. Multivalent binding-based cell targeting, therapy and gene delivery for cancer; Cancer cell targeting through multivalent binding; Delivery of anticancer therapeutics using multivalent dendrimers; Anticancer gene delivery using multivalent dendrimers; 4.1.2. Drug delivery systems using self-assembly Micelles and liposomes4.1.2.2. Supramolecules and nanoparticles; 4.1.3. Drug delivery system using environmentally responsive materials; 4.2. Engineering strategies for diagnostics; 4.2.1. Multivalent binding-based diagnostics; 4.2.2. Self-assembly-based diagnostics; 4.2.3. Stimuli-responsive materials for diagnostics; 4.2.4. Biomimetic surface for diagnostics; 4.3. Engineering strategies for tissue regeneration; 4.4. Engineering strategies for biomimetic surfaces; 4.4.1. Self-cleaning surfaces; 4.4.2. Bioinspired optical devices with antireflection; 4.4.3. Gecko-inspired adhesives
5. ConclusionsReferences; 4. Bioinspired Self-Cleaning Antireflection Coatings; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Antireflection coatings; 1.1.1. Traditional quarter-wavelength and multilayer antireflection coatings; 1.1.2. Bioinspired broadband moth-eye antireflection coatings; 1.2. Bioinspired self-cleaning coatings; 1.3. Overview of the chapter; 2. Wafer-Scale Bottom-Up Self-Assembly of Colloidal Microspheres; 2.1. Spin-coating-based colloidal self-assembly; 2.2. Colloidal self-assembly at air/water inferface; 3. Templating Nanofabrication of Moth-Eye ARCs on Semiconductors
Summary Global warming, pollution, food and water shortage, cyberspace insecurity, over-population, land erosion, and an overburdened health care system are major issues facing the human race and our planet. These challenges have presented a mandate to develop ""natural"" or ""green"" technologies using nature and the living system as a guide to rationally design processes, devices, and systems. This approach has given rise to a new paradigm, one in which innovation goes hand-in-hand with less waste, less pollution, and less invasiveness to life on earth. Bioinspiration has also led to the development
Notes 3.1. Templated moth-eye ARCs on crystalline silicon wafers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Biomimetics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Biomimicry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Bionics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Ghaemmaghami, Amir, editor of compilation
Jabbari, E. (Esmaiel), editor of compilation
Kim, Deok-Ho, editor of compilation
Lee, Luke P., editor of compilation
ISBN 9789814354929
9789814354936 (electronic bk)
9814354937 (electronic bk)