Functional Surfaces in Biology

Adhesion Related Phenomena Volume 2

  • Stanislav N. Gorb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Adhesion Enhancement

  4. Adhesion Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Sanford D. Eigenbrode, William E. Snyder, Garrett Clevenger, Hongjian Ding, Stanislav N. Gorb
      Pages 157-181
    3. Bruno Di Giusto, Michaël Guéroult, Nick Rowe, Laurence Gaume
      Pages 183-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-268

About this book


This book is devoted to the rapidly growing area of science dealing with structure and properties of biological surfaces in their relation to particular function(s). This volume, written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, covers various surface functions such as protection, defense, water transport, anti-wetting, self cleaning, light reflection and scattering, and acoustics. Because biological surfaces have a virtually endless potential of technological ideas for the development of new materials and systems, inspirations from biology could also be interesting for a broad range of topics in surface engineering.


Biomechanics Biomimetics Bionics Botany Functional morphology Surface science Zoology biology development science transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanislav N. Gorb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Functional Morphology and BiomechanicsZoological Institute University of KielKielGermany

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