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Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1: Little Structures with Big Effects

  • New subject not covered in other books to this extent

Series: Functional Surfaces in Biology Volume: 1

By: Stanislav N Gorb (Editor)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #224660 | ISBN-13: 9789400791220
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Hardback | Oct 2009 | #182609 | ISBN-13: 9781402066962
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About this book

Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1 is devoted to the rapidly growing area of science dealing with structure and properties of biological surfaces in their relation to particular functions. Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1, written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, covers various surface functions such as protection, defense, water transport, anti-wetting, self cleaning, light reflection and scattering, and acoustics. Because biological surfaces have a virtually endless potential of technological ideas for the development of new materials and systems, inspirations from biology could also be interesting for a broad range of topics in surface engineering.


Contents

Abstract
Editor
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Contents

I. Protection and defence
II. Anti-Wetting
III. Transport
IV. Aerodynamics
V. Acoustics
VI. Sensory systems
VII. Optics

Index


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