Biological and biomimetic materials and surfaces

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  1. Editors: Prof. Stanislav N. Gorb, Christians-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    and Prof. Thomas Speck, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

This Thematic Series discusses numerous experimental methods for the characterization of the mechanical properties of biological materials and surfaces at the micro- and nanoscale. The Thematic Series combines approaches from biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering and therefore represents an example of modern interdisciplinary science. Due to this latter reason, the contributions from this Thematic Series will be of interest to both engineers and physicists, who use inspirations from biology to design technical materials and systems, as well as to biologists, who apply physical and engineering approaches to understand how biological systems function.

See also the Thematic Series:
Biological and bioinspired adhesion and friction
Biomimetic materials

Biological and biomimetic materials and surfaces

  1. Stanislav Gorb and
  2. Thomas Speck
  • Editorial
  • Published 08 Feb 2017

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 403–407, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.42

  • Review
  • Published 06 Mar 2015

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 674–685, doi:10.3762/bjnano.6.68

Comparative kinematical analyses of Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) snap traps

  1. Simon Poppinga,
  2. Tim Kampowski,
  3. Amélie Metzger,
  4. Olga Speck and
  5. Thomas Speck
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 04 May 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 664–674, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.59

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 22 Jun 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 893–903, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.81

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 23 Jun 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 904–913, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.82

Functional diversity of resilin in Arthropoda

  1. Jan Michels,
  2. Esther Appel and
  3. Stanislav N. Gorb
  • Review
  • Published 01 Sep 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1241–1259, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.115

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 22 Sep 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1322–1329, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.123

Three-gradient regular solution model for simple liquids wetting complex surface topologies

  1. Sabine Akerboom,
  2. Marleen Kamperman and
  3. Frans A. M. Leermakers
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 04 Oct 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1377–1396, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.129

Surface roughness rather than surface chemistry essentially affects insect adhesion

  1. Matt W. England,
  2. Tomoya Sato,
  3. Makoto Yagihashi,
  4. Atsushi Hozumi,
  5. Stanislav N. Gorb and
  6. Elena V. Gorb
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 18 Oct 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1471–1479, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.139

Biomechanics of selected arborescent and shrubby monocotyledons

  1. Tom Masselter,
  2. Tobias Haushahn,
  3. Samuel Fink and
  4. Thomas Speck
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 07 Nov 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1602–1619, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.154

3D printing of mineral–polymer bone substitutes based on sodium alginate and calcium phosphate

  1. Aleksey A. Egorov,
  2. Alexander Yu. Fedotov,
  3. Anton V. Mironov,
  4. Vladimir S. Komlev,
  5. Vladimir K. Popov and
  6. Yury V. Zobkov
  • Letter
  • Published 21 Nov 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1794–1799, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.172

“Sticky invasion” – the physical properties of Plantago lanceolata L. seed mucilage

  1. Agnieszka Kreitschitz,
  2. Alexander Kovalev and
  3. Stanislav N. Gorb
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 05 Dec 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1918–1927, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.183

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 29 Dec 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 2100–2115, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.200

When the going gets rough – studying the effect of surface roughness on the adhesive abilities of tree frogs

  1. Niall Crawford,
  2. Thomas Endlein,
  3. Jonathan T. Pham,
  4. Mathis Riehle and
  5. W. Jon P. Barnes
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 30 Dec 2016

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 2116–2131, doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.201

Structural and tribometric characterization of biomimetically inspired synthetic "insect adhesives"

  1. Matthias W. Speidel,
  2. Malte Kleemeier,
  3. Andreas Hartwig,
  4. Klaus Rischka,
  5. Angelika Ellermann,
  6. Rolf Daniels and
  7. Oliver Betz
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 06 Jan 2017

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 45–63, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.6

  • Commentary
  • Published 08 Feb 2017

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 394–402, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.41

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