Biomimetics is an innovative paradigm shift based on biodiversity for sustainability. Biodiversity is not only the result of evolutionary adaption but also the optimized solution of an epic combinatorial chemistry for sustainability, because the diversity has been acquired by biological processes and technology, including production processes, operating principles, and control systems, all of which differ from human technology. In the recent decades, biomimetics has gained a great deal of industrial interest because of its unique solutions for engineering problems.
In this book, researchers have contributed cutting-edge results from the viewpoint of two types of industrial applications of biomimetics. The first type starts with engineering tasks to solve an engineering problem using biomimetics, while the other starts with the knowledge of biology and its application to engineering fields. This book discusses both approaches. Edited by Profs. Masatsugu Shimomura and Akihiro Miyauchi, two prominent nanotechnology researchers, this book will appeal to advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering and to researchers working in the areas of mechanics, optical devices, glue materials, sensor devices, and SEM observation of living matter.
3D modeling of shark skin and prototype diffuser for fluid control
Friction control surfaces in nature ~Analysis of Firebrat Scales
Yuji Hirai, Naoto Okuda and Masatsugu Shimomura
Biomechnics and biomimetics I flying and swimming
H Liu et al.
Shape-tunable wrinkles can switch frictional properties
T Ohzono and K Suzuki
Self-lubricating Organogels : SLUGs
A Hozumi et al.
Bioinspired materials for thermal management applications
Strange wing folding in a rove beetle
Biotemplating Process for Electromagnetic Materials
The application of the structural color
Moth-eye type anti-reflection Films
Transparent superhydrophobic film created through biomimetics of lotus leaf and moth eye structures
Adhesion under Wet Conditions Inspired by Marine Sessile Organisms
Functional Analysis of Mechanical Design of the Cricket Wind-Receptor Hair
Echolocation of bats and dolphins and its application
The "NanoSuit®" preserves wet/living organisms for the observation of the high resolution in a scanning electron microscope