Biological and biomimetic surfaces: adhesion, friction and wetting phenomena

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    Prof. Stanislav N. Gorb, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
    Prof. Kerstin Koch, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Germany
    Dr. Lars Heepe, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Biological surfaces are the interface between organisms and the environment and serve a multitude of different functions. This multifunctionality is usually achieved by a specific combination of surface nano- and microstructures, materials nanostructure, and certain material properties.

In this Thematic Series we aim to collect a group of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on biological and biomimetic surfaces with an emphasis on adhesion, friction, and wetting-related phenomena of nanoscopic origin. In particular, we intent to cover all aspects of the biomimetic process, starting from biological prototypes, characterization of surface-related phenomena, fabrication of biomimetic materials, to novel concepts.

Key topics: adhesion, friction, wetting, functional gradients, air retention, antifouling, elasto-capillarity, fluid transport, contact mechanics, basic physical interactions

Additional articles on this topic will be published here soon.

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  • Published 27 Nov 2017

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 2504–2514, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.250

Dry adhesives from carbon nanofibers grown in an open ethanol flame

  1. Christian Lutz,
  2. Julia Syurik,
  3. C. N. Shyam Kumar,
  4. Christian Kübel,
  5. Michael Bruns and
  6. Hendrik Hölscher
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  • Published 15 Dec 2017

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 2719–2728, doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.271

Humidity-dependent wound sealing in succulent leaves of Delosperma cooperi – An adaptation to seasonal drought stress

  1. Olga Speck,
  2. Mark Schlechtendahl,
  3. Florian Borm,
  4. Tim Kampowski and
  5. Thomas Speck
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  • Published 16 Jan 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 175–186, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.20

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  • Published 07 Feb 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 468–481, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.45

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  • Published 06 Mar 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 812–823, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.75

The structural and chemical basis of temporary adhesion in the sea star Asterina gibbosa

  1. Birgit Lengerer,
  2. Marie Bonneel,
  3. Mathilde Lefevre,
  4. Elise Hennebert,
  5. Philippe Leclère,
  6. Emmanuel Gosselin,
  7. Peter Ladurner and
  8. Patrick Flammang
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  • Published 30 Jul 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2071–2086, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.196

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  • Published 24 Aug 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2277–2286, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.212

High-throughput micro-nanostructuring by microdroplet inkjet printing

  1. Hendrikje R. Neumann and
  2. Christine Selhuber-Unkel
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  • Published 04 Sep 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2372–2380, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.222

Adhesive contact of rough brushes

  1. Qiang Li and
  2. Valentin L. Popov
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  • Published 07 Sep 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2405–2412, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.225

Evidence of friction reduction in laterally graded materials

  1. Roberto Guarino,
  2. Gianluca Costagliola,
  3. Federico Bosia and
  4. Nicola Maria Pugno
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  • Published 13 Sep 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2443–2456, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.229

Characterization of the microscopic tribological properties of sandfish (Scincus scincus) scales by atomic force microscopy

  1. Weibin Wu,
  2. Christian Lutz,
  3. Simon Mersch,
  4. Richard Thelen,
  5. Christian Greiner,
  6. Guillaume Gomard and
  7. Hendrik Hölscher
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 02 Oct 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2618–2627, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.243

Biomimetic surface structures in steel fabricated with femtosecond laser pulses: influence of laser rescanning on morphology and wettability

  1. Camilo Florian Baron,
  2. Alexandros Mimidis,
  3. Daniel Puerto,
  4. Evangelos Skoulas,
  5. Emmanuel Stratakis,
  6. Javier Solis and
  7. Jan Siegel
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  • Published 05 Nov 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2802–2812, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.262

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