The publication of the lotus effect by Barthlott and Neinhuis in 1997 could be considered as a paradigm shift in surface science and an important milestone in biomimetics, which increased the visibility of this field of research. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this discovery and the 75th birthday of its discoverer Wilhelm Barthlott, this thematic issue aims to collect publications that show new results in the field of biomimetics, especially on the micrometer and nanometer scale, in addition to review articles that give an overview of the last 25 years in the field of biomimetics or special areas of this research field and an outlook on possible new developments in the field.
The submitted works to this thematic issue may include, but are not limited to the following topics:
** Submission deadline extended to June 30, 2022 **
(please contact the guest editors directly if you cannot meet this deadline)
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 1326–1338, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.98
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 404–410, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.33