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 extended to June 30, 2022 **
(please contact the guest editors directly if you cannot meet this deadline)

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

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  • Published 22 Apr 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 404–410, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.33

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  • Published 22 Aug 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 807–816, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.71

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  • Published 26 Aug 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 845–856, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.75

Bioselectivity of silk protein-based materials and their bio-inspired applications

  1. Hendrik Bargel,
  2. Vanessa T. Trossmann,
  3. Christoph Sommer and
  4. Thomas Scheibel
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  • Published 08 Sep 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 902–921, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.81

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  • Published 13 Sep 2022
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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 944–957, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.83

Interaction between honeybee mandibles and propolis

  1. Leonie Saccardi,
  2. Franz Brümmer,
  3. Jonas Schiebl,
  4. Oliver Schwarz,
  5. Alexander Kovalev and
  6. Stanislav Gorb
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  • Published 14 Sep 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 958–974, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.84

Roll-to-roll fabrication of superhydrophobic pads covered with nanofur for the efficient clean-up of oil spills

  1. Patrick Weiser,
  2. Robin Kietz,
  3. Marc Schneider,
  4. Matthias Worgull and
  5. Hendrik Hölscher
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  • Published 31 Oct 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1228–1239, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.102

Laser-processed antiadhesive bionic combs for handling nanofibers inspired by nanostructures on the legs of cribellate spiders

  1. Sebastian Lifka,
  2. Kristóf Harsányi,
  3. Erich Baumgartner,
  4. Lukas Pichler,
  5. Dariya Baiko,
  6. Karsten Wasmuth,
  7. Johannes Heitz,
  8. Marco Meyer,
  9. Anna-Christin Joel,
  10. Jörn Bonse and
  11. Werner Baumgartner
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  • Published 07 Nov 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1268–1283, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.105

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  • Published 09 Nov 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1292–1302, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.107

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  • Published 17 Nov 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1345–1360, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.111

Dry under water: air retaining properties of large-scale elastomer foils covered with mushroom-shaped surface microstructures

  1. Matthias Mail,
  2. Stefan Walheim,
  3. Thomas Schimmel,
  4. Wilhelm Barthlott,
  5. Stanislav N. Gorb and
  6. Lars Heepe
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  • Published 21 Nov 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1370–1379, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.113

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