Biomimetics in Materials Science

Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating, and Self-Cleaning Materials

  • Michael Nosonovsky
  • Pradeep K. Rohatgi
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 152)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Self-Healing Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
  3. Introduction

    1. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 1-22
  4. Self-Healing Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 25-51
    3. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 75-85
    4. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 87-122
  5. Self-Lubricating Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 125-151
    3. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 153-194
    4. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 195-236
  6. Self-Cleaning Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 239-273
    3. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 275-318
    4. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 319-341
    5. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 343-354
    6. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 355-374
    7. Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 375-378
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-415

About this book

Introduction

Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this biomimetic technology, which is in contrast to traditional  engineering processes such as wear and fatigue.  Biomimetics in Materials Science is the first monograph to be devoted to these materials. A new theoretical framework for these processes is presented based on the concept of multi-scale structure of entropy and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, together with a detailed review of the available technology. The latter includes experimental, modeling, and simulation results obtained on self-healing/lubricating/cleaning materials since their emergence in the past decade.

Describes smart, biomimetic materials in the context of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and self-organization

Covers self-healing, self-lubricating, and self-cleaning materials with applications to green technologies in areas such as energy, biomedical devices, and defense

Presents a unified approach by leading researchers in the field covering both theoretical and practical issues

Keywords

biomimetic materials book self-cleaning metallic composites self-healing materials self-lubricating materials self-organization in materials science smart materials and surfaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Nosonovsky
    • 1
  • Pradeep K. Rohatgi
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.College of Engineering & Applied Science, Dept. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0926-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0925-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0926-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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