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Author Yongmei, Zheng, author

Title Bio-inspired wettability surfaces : developments in micro- and nanostructures / Yongmei Zheng
Published Boca Raton, FL : Pan Stanford Publishing, [2016]
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Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Lotus Leaf Effect: Micro- and Nanostructures; Chapter 2: Butterfly Wing Effect: Anisotropically Oriented Micro- and Nanostructures; Chapter 3: Spider Silk Effect: Gradient Micro- and Nanostructures; Chapter 4: Beetle Back Effect: Heterogeneous Wetting Micro- and Nanostructure Patterns
Summary Through natural evolvement in thousands of years, biosurfaces have become highly adaptable to display their biological functions perfectly. Interestingly, they have developed micro-/nanostructures with gradient features to achieve smart wetting controls, such as ultra-hydrophobic water repellency in lotus leaf, directional water collection in wetted spider silk, directional adhesion in superhydrophobic butterfly wing, and fog-collecting hydrophobic/hydrophilic pattern on beetle back. These surfaces provide endless inspiration for the design and fabrication of functional interface materials wit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Microstructure -- Surfaces
Nanostructures -- Surfaces
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Physical & Theoretical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814463607