The Resource Functional properties of bio-inspired surfaces : characterization and technological applications, editors, Eduardo A. Favret, Néstor O. Fuentes

Functional properties of bio-inspired surfaces : characterization and technological applications, editors, Eduardo A. Favret, Néstor O. Fuentes

Label
Functional properties of bio-inspired surfaces : characterization and technological applications
Title
Functional properties of bio-inspired surfaces
Title remainder
characterization and technological applications
Statement of responsibility
editors, Eduardo A. Favret, Néstor O. Fuentes
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many good books have been written recently on this new field called biomimetics or bionics, but few exploring simultaneously the characterization and technological processes to produce man-made surfaces with similar properties as the biological ones. Bio-inspired surface structures offer significant commercial potential for the creation of antireflective, self-cleaning and drag reducing surfaces, as well as new types of adhesive systems. This review volume explores how the current knowledge of the biological structures occurring on the surface of moth eyes, leaves, sharkskin, and the feet of reptiles can be transferred to functional technological materials. It analyses how such surfaces can be described and characterized using microscopic techniques and thus reproduced. It also encompasses the important areas of current surface replication techniques and the associated acquisition of good master structures. The book is divided in three sections : an introduction of the skin functions and four functional properties of biological surfaces; physical, chemical and microscopy techniques for describing and characterizing the surfaces; and replication techniques for modifying non-natural surfaces
Cataloging source
LLB
Dewey number
612.791
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP517.B55
LC item number
F86 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Functional properties of bio-inspired surfaces : characterization and technological applications, editors, Eduardo A. Favret, Néstor O. Fuentes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Functional properties of biological surfaces. ch. 1. Biomimetics of skins / Julian F.V. Vincent. ch. 2. The shark skin effect / Amy W. Lang. ch. 3. Lotus effect : superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning / Michael Nosonovsky and Edward Bormashenko. ch. 4. The moth-eye effect -- from fundamentals to commercial exploitation / Andreas Gombert and Benedikt Bläsi. ch. 5. The gecko effect : design principles of the Gekkotan adhesive system across scales of organization / Anthony P. Russell and Megan K. Johnson -- II. Characterization of surfaces. ch. 6. Micro- and nano-scopic observation of biological surfaces / Zhaojie Zhang and Qun Ren. ch. 7. RIMAPS and variogram characterization of micro-nano topography / Néstor O. Fuentes and Eduardo A. Favret. ch. 8. Capillary phenomena / Gerardo Callegari and Adriana Calvo. ch. 9. Chemical characterization of biological and technological surfaces / Peter Kruse -- III. Methods for modifying man-made surfaces. ch. 10. Laser interference metallurgy / Frank Mücklich and Andrés Fabián Lasagni. ch. 11. Electrodeposition -- fundamental aspects and methods / Stanko R. Brankovic. ch. 12. Surface modification by plasma-based processes / Evangelina De Las Heras [and others]
Control code
ocn630133765
Dimensions
other
Extent
xxiii, 387 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812837028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35760990
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)630133765
  • pebcs9812837027

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