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Fabrication and Analysis of Bio-Inspired Smart Surfaces

Author: Röhrig, Michael
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731501633
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This work introduces novel techniques for the fabrication of bio-inspired hierarchical micro- and nanostructures. The enormous potential of these techniques is demonstrated by presenting a synthetic gecko-like adhesive matching the adhesion and self-cleaning of geckos very closely and a nanofur which is superhydrophobic, superoleophilic, underwater air-retaining, and even self-healing when surface treated.