2 article(s) from Ditsche-Kuru, Petra
(a) Lotus leaves, which exhibit extraordinary water repellency on their upper side. (b) Scanning el...
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Epidermis cells of the leaf upper side with papillae. The surface is densely covered with wax tubul...
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SEM images of the papillose leaf surfaces of Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus) (a), Euphorbia myrsinites (b)...
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The contact between water and superhydrophobic papillae at different pressures. At moderate pressur...
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Measured forces between a superhydrophobic papilla-model and a water drop during advancing and rece...
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Papillose and non-papillose leaf surfaces with an intact coating of wax crystals: (a) Nelumbo nucif...
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Traces of natural erosion of the waxes on the same leaves as in Figure 6: (a) Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus); (b) ...
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Test for the stability of the waxes against damaging by wiping on the same leaves: (a) Nelumbo nuci...
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SEM and LM images of cross sections through the papillae. Lotus (a,b) and Euphorbia myrsinites (c,d...
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Epicuticular wax crystals in an area of 4 × 3 µm2. The upper side of the lotus leaf (a) has the hig...
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Chemical composition of the separated waxes of the upper and lower side of the lotus leaf. The uppe...
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X-ray diffraction diagram of upperside lotus wax. The ‘long spacing’ peaks indicate a layer structu...
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Model of a wax tubule composed of layers of nonacosan-10-ol and nonacosanediol molecules. The OH-gr...
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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 152–161, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.19
Lateral view on the water bug Notonecta glauca.
Selected air retaining body parts of Notonecta glauca: A,B) setae on the abdominal sternites; C,D) ...
Submerged body parts of Notonecta glauca in the course of time. All surfaces were treated with a hy...
Air retention [classes] of the submerged surfaces of Notonecta glauca vs time. All surfaces were tr...
Air covered surface on the upper side of the elytron at increasing inflow velocity.
Averaged velocity field over the elytron surface (upper side).
Velocity component u parallel to the elytron surface recorded along path in Figure 6.
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 137–144, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.17
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