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From Nano to Micro Scales

  • Xiang Yang Liu


  • Presents the latest research results in bioinspiration and biomimicking

  • Provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the topical areas from the nano to macroscopic scales, particularly in the areas of biomineralization

  • Features contributions from a number of experts in the field


Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Haiping Fang, Chunlei Wang, Rongzheng Wan, Hangjun Lu, Yusong Tu, Peng Xiu
    Pages 1-55
  3. Kazuo Onuma, Toru Tsuji, Mayumi Iijima
    Pages 107-134
  4. Toru Tsuji, Mayumi Iijima, Kazuo Onuma
    Pages 135-159
  5. Mayumi Iijima, Kazuo Onuma, Toru Tsuji
    Pages 161-188
  6. Jun Jiang, Min-Rui Gao, Yun-Fei Xu, Shu-Hong Yu
    Pages 189-220
  7. Jian Zi, Biqin Dong, Tianrong Zhan, Xiaohan Liu
    Pages 275-329
  8. X. D. Zhao, G. Q. Xu, X. Y. Liu
    Pages 331-378
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 379-387

About this book


Methods in bioinspiration and biomimicking have been around for a long time. However, due to current advances in modern physical, biological sciences, and technologies, our understanding of the methods have evolved to a new level. This is due not only to the identification of mysterious and fascinating phenomena but also to the understandings of the correlation between the structural factors and the performance based on the latest theoretical, modeling, and experimental technologies.
Bioinspiration: From Nano to Micro Scale provides readers with a broad view of the frontiers of research in the area of bioinspiration from the nano to macroscopic scales, particularly in the areas of biomineralization, antifreeze protein, and antifreeze effect. It also covers such methods as the lotus effect and superhydrophobicity, structural colors in animal kingdom and beyond, as well as behavior in ion channels.
A number of international experts in related fields have contributed to this book, which offers a comprehensive and synergistic look into challenging issues such as theoretical modeling, advanced surface probing, and fabrication. The book also provides a link to the engineering of novel advanced materials playing an important role in advancing technologies in various fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Xiang Yang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of PhysicsNational Univ. of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Associate Professor Xiang-Yang Liu works in the Physics department at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are in biophysics, micro/nano structure formation and engineering, as well as crystallization/molecular assembly and hybrid materials. He is the Managing Editor for the journal, Biophysical Reviews and Letters. He has published a Springer monograph and more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, including 17 in top journals such as Nature.

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