Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology

  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 279)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 961-977

About this book


This book presents an overview of the general field of biomimetics and biologically inspired, hierarchically structured surfaces.  It deals with various examples of biomimetics, which include surfaces with roughness-induced super-phobicity/philicity, self-cleaning, antifouling, low drag, low/high/reversible adhesion, drag reduction in fluid flow, reversible adhesion, surfaces with high hardness and mechanical toughness, vivid colors produced structurally without color pigments, self-healing, water harvesting and purification, and insect locomotion and stinging.  The focus in the book is on the Lotus Effect, Salvinia Effect, Rose Petal Effect, Superoleophobic/philic Surfaces, Shark Skin and Skimmer Bird Effect, Rice Leaf and Butterfly Wing Effect, Gecko Adhesion, Insects Locomotion and Stinging, Self-healing Materials, Nacre, Structural Coloration, and Nanofabrication.  This is the first book of this kind on bioinspired surfaces, and the third edition represents a significant expansion from the previous two editions.


Biomimetics inspired surfaces Butterfly wing effect Characterization of rose petals Gecko feet Green science and technology Hierarchical structures surfaces Lotus effect Properties of Nacre and structural coloration Self-Cleaning Shark skin effect Superhydrophobic surfaces Superoleophobicity self cleaning Superomniphobic surfaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio/Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLBB)The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71675-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71676-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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