Biomimetics on the micro- and nanoscale – The 25th anniversary of the lotus effect

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  1. Editors:
    Dr. Matthias Mail, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Prof. Kerstin Koch, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    Prof. Thomas Speck, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
    Prof. William Megill, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    Prof. Stanislav Gorb, Kiel University, Germany

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:

  • Reviews in the field of biomimetic research, especially on the micrometer and nanometer scale
  • Fundamental biological research underpinning biomimetic developments
  • Biological and biomimetic surfaces, structures, sensors, and materials on the nanometer and micrometer scale
  • Simulative approaches in the field of biomimetics

Submission deadline: February 28, 2022

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  • Published 01 Dec 2021

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 1326–1338, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.98

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