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Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration: Biologically-Driven Engineering of Materials, Processes, Devices, and Systems (Hardback)

Edité par World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2014
ISBN 10: 9814354929 / ISBN 13: 9789814354929
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Titre : Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration: ...

Éditeur : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, Singapore

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Global warming, pollution, food and water shortage, cyberspace insecurity, over-population, land erosion, and an overburdened health care system are major issues facing the human race and our planet. These challenges have presented a mandate to develop natural or green technologies using nature and the living system as a guide to rationally design processes, devices, and systems. This approach has given rise to a new paradigm, one in which innovation goes hand-in-hand with less waste, less pollution, and less invasiveness to life on earth. Bioinspiration has also led to the development of technologies that mimic the hierarchical complexity of biological systems, leading to novel highly efficient, more reliable multifunctional materials, devices, and systems that can perform multiple tasks at one time. This multi-volume handbook focuses on the application of biomimetics and bioinspiration in medicine and engineering to produce miniaturized multi-functional materials, devices, and systems to perform complex tasks. Our understanding of complex biological systems at different length scales has increased dramatically as our ability to observe nature has expanded from macro to molecular scale, leading to the rational biologically-driven design to find solution to technological problems in medicine and engineering.The following three-volume set covers the fields of bioinspired materials, electromechanical systems developed from concepts inspired by nature, and tissue models respectively.The first volume focuses on the rational design of nano- and micro-structured hierarchical materials inspired by the relevant characteristics in living systems, such as the self-cleaning ability of lotus leaves and cicadas wings; the superior walking ability of water striders; the anti-fogging function of mosquitoes eyes; the water-collecting ability of Namib Desert Beetles and spider silk; the high adhesivity of geckos feet and rose petals; the high adhesivity of mussels in wet aquatic environments; the anisotropic wetting of butterflies wings; the anti-reflection capabilities of cicadas wings; the self-cleaning functionality of fish scales; shape anisotropy of intracellular particles; the dielectric properties of muscles; the light spectral characteristics of plant leaves; the regeneration and self-healing ability of earthworms; the self-repairing ability of lotus leaves; the broadband reflectivity of moths eyes; the multivalent binding, self-assembly and responsiveness of cellular systems; the biomineral formation in bacteria, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates; the multi-layer structure of skin; the organization of tissue fibers; DNA structures with metal-mediated artificial base pairs; and the anisotropic microstructure of jellyfish mesogloea. In this volume, sensor and microfluidic technologies combined with surface patterning are explored for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases. The high throughput combinatorial testing of biomaterials in regenerative medicine is also covered.The second volume presents nature-oriented studies and developments in the field of electromechanical devices and systems. These include actuators and robots based on the movement of muscles, algal antenna and photoreception; the non-imaging light sensing system of sea stars; the optical system of insect ocellus; smart nanochannels and pumps in cell membranes; neuromuscular and sensory devices that mimic the architecture of peripheral nervous system; olfaction-based odor sensing; cilia-mimetic microfluidic systems; the infrared sensory system of pyrophilous insects; ecologically inspired multizone temperature control systems; cochlea and surface acoustic wave resonators; crickets cercal system and flow sensing abilities; locusts wings and flapping micro air vehicles; the visual motion sensing of flying insects; hearing aid devices based on the human cochlea; the geometric perception of tortoises and pigeons; the organic matter s. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9789814354929

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Synopsis : Global warming, pollution, food shortage, security, and health care are major issues facing us and our planet. These global challenges have inspired scientists and engineers to design materials, processes, and enabling tools that mimic nature and are less intrusive. The aim of the "Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration" is to serve as a reference on synthesis, modification, assembly, packaging, transportation, targeting, and recognition at their destination, conservation of information and response to foreign invadors, the creation of a dynamic living system from these assemblies, and the use of the principles governing biological systems for creating novel biomimetic systems. Presented in a set of three volumes, this handbook covers biomimetics and bioinspiration within the scope of materials, mechanics, dynamics, transport, chemical reactions, control, recognition, and informatics.

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