3 article(s) from Neinhuis, Christoph
Left: Scheme of a typical blast furnace (picture from OpenStax, Blast Furnace Reactions, CC BY 4.0)...
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(a) A leaf of Salvinia molesta (Kariba weed) from above. The inset (b) shows the eggbeater-like str...
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The skin structures of Collembola (springtails) show several levels of protection against wetting: ...
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Basic structure of the xylem, the water transport tissue of plants. The xylem consists of elongated...
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Left: Closely arranged “ice cream cones” on the surfaces of tuyères that contain gas pockets are ab...
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The two test objects before (a, c) and after (b, d) testing. (a, b) Unmodified copper plate, (c,d) ...
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Sketch of the project progress. Initially, two biological models showing highly water-repellent sur...
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Illustration of the Young–Laplace equation. Left: The interface is given by the equation z = u(x,y)...
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Mechanical stability of a gas/liquid interface. Left: After being deflected from its equilibrium po...
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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1345–1360, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.111
The bar separates A from B, one of the main functions of borders.
The circle encloses a defined space separated from the surrounding.
Some of the cultural differences between industry and science.
Achieving a breakthrough by following ideas off the mainstream.
The available space for opportunities may be explored but does not necessarily need to be.
The selective permeability is another main function of borders.
Fundamentals of self-cleaning in plants: a rough, hydrophobic surface (left) causes water to form s...
Borders separating a space from the surrounding may serve as a protective cover allowing for develo...
Is lotus related to water lilies (upper left) or poppies (lower left)? Epicuticular wax tubules (lo...
First demonstrator exhibiting the principle of self-cleaning derived from lotus leaves.
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Depending on new developments, or changes in perception the selection criteria and, as a result, th...
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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 394–402, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.41
(a) Lotus leaves, which exhibit extraordinary water repellency on their upper side. (b) Scanning el...
Epidermis cells of the leaf upper side with papillae. The surface is densely covered with wax tubul...
SEM images of the papillose leaf surfaces of Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus) (a), Euphorbia myrsinites (b)...
The contact between water and superhydrophobic papillae at different pressures. At moderate pressur...
Measured forces between a superhydrophobic papilla-model and a water drop during advancing and rece...
Papillose and non-papillose leaf surfaces with an intact coating of wax crystals: (a) Nelumbo nucif...
Traces of natural erosion of the waxes on the same leaves as in Figure 6: (a) Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus); (b) ...
Test for the stability of the waxes against damaging by wiping on the same leaves: (a) Nelumbo nuci...
SEM and LM images of cross sections through the papillae. Lotus (a,b) and Euphorbia myrsinites (c,d...
Epicuticular wax crystals in an area of 4 × 3 µm2. The upper side of the lotus leaf (a) has the hig...
Chemical composition of the separated waxes of the upper and lower side of the lotus leaf. The uppe...
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
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