Bioinspired Design of Materials Surfaces
  • Release Date : 01 August 2019
  • Publisher : Materials Today
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  • Pages : 338 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128148433
  • ISBN 10 : 0128148438
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Synopsis : Bioinspired Design of Materials Surfaces written by Yongmei Zheng, published by Materials Today which was released on 01 August 2019. Download Bioinspired Design of Materials Surfaces Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Bioinspired Design of Materials Surfaces reviews novel methods and technologies used to design surfaces and materials for smart material and device applications. The author discusses how materials wettability can be impacted by the fabrication of micro- and nanostructures, anisotropic structures, gradient structures, and heterogeneous patterned structures on the surfaces of materials. The design of these structures was inspired by nature, including lotus, cactus, beetle back and butterfly wings, spider silk, and shells. The author reviews the various wettability functions that can result from these designs, such as self-cleaning, directional adhesion, droplet driving, anti-adhesion, non-wetting, liquid repellent properties, liquid separation, liquid splitting, and more. This book presents a key reference on how to fabricate bioinspired structures on materials for desired functions of materials wettability. It also discusses challenges, opportunities and many potential applications, such as oil-water separation devices, water harvesting devices and photonic device applications. Introduces the fundamentals of both bioinspired materials design and the theory behind dynamic materials wettability Reviews the latest methods and technologies used to create functional surfaces and structured materials that impact and potentially control wettability Provides a snapshot of potential device applications, such as oil-water separation, water harvesting, fluid transport, photonic applications, and much more