Biomimetics: Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 5, 2012 - Science - 350 pages
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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.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 RoughnessInduced Superomniphobic Surfaces Lessons from Nature
Chapter 3 Modeling of Contact Angle for a Liquid in Contact with a Rough Surface
Part I Lotus Effect
Part II Salvinia Effect
Part III Rose Petal Effect
Part IV OleophobicOleophilic Surfaces
Part V Shark skin Effect
Part VI Gecko Adhesion

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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.

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