Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

On Biomimetics

Bio-mimicry is fundamental idea ‘How to mimic the Nature’ by various methodologies as well as new ideas or suggestions on the creation of novel materials and functions. This book comprises seven sections on various perspectives of bio-mimicry in our life; Section 1 gives an overview of modeling of biomimetic materials; Section 2 presents a processing and design of biomaterials; Section 3 presents various aspects of design and application of biomimetic polymers and composites are discussed; Section 4 presents a general characterization of biomaterials; Section 5 proposes new examples for biomimetic systems; Section 6 summarizes chapters, concerning cells behavior through mimicry; Section 7 presents various applications of biomimetic materials are presented. Aimed at physicists, chemists and biologists interested in biomineralization, biochemistry, kinetics, solution chemistry. This book is also relevant to engineers and doctors interested in research and construction of biomimetic systems.

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On BiomimeticsEdited by Lilyana Pramatarova

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/774

ISBN: 978-953-307-271-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4445-8

Copyright year: 2011

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86543 Total Chapter Downloads

41 Crossref Citations

114 Web of Science Citations

120 Dimensions Citations


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1. Modeling the Metal Binding Site in Cupin Proteins

By Ferman A. Chavez, Atanu Banerjee and Bojan Sljivic


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2. Iron and Manganese-Containing Flavonol 2,4-Dioxygenase Mimics

By József Kaizer, József Sándor Pap and Gábor Speier


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3. Models of Biomimetic Tissues for Vascular Grafts

By Mihai Chirita and Clara Ionescu


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4. Biomimetic Structured Porogen Freeform Fabrication System for Tissue Engineering

By Jack Zhou and Lin Lu


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5. Primary Osteintegration in the Study of Biomimetic Surfaces

By Francesca Ravanetti and Antonio Cacchioli


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6. To Design a Small Pneumatic Actuator Driven Parallel Link Mechanism for Shoulder Prostheses for Daily Living Use

By Masashi Sekine, Kento Sugimori and Wenwei Yu


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7. Biomimetic Modifications of Calcium Orthophosphates

By Diana Rabadjieva, Stefka Tepavitcharova, Kostadinka Sezanova, Rumyana Gergulova, Rositsa Titorenkova, Ognyan Petrov and Elena Dyulgerova


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8. Synthesis of Metallo-Deuteroporphyrin Derivatives and the Study of Their Biomimetic Catalytic Properties

By Bingcheng Hu, Chengguo Sun, Shichao Xu and Weiyou Zhou


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9. Biomimetic Synthesis and Properties of Polyprenoid

By Nigel Ribeiro, Mari Gotoh, Yoichi Nakatani and Laurent Désaubry


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10. Biomimetic and Bio-inspired Catalytic System for Arsenic Detoxification: Bio-inspired Catalysts with Vitamin-B12 Cofactor

By Koichiro Nakamura


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11. Bioinspired Synthesis of Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposite Materials Mediated by Biomolecules

By Xunpei Liu and Surya K. Mallapragada


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12. Chemical Robots

By Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Satoshi Nakamaru, Hiroki Nakagawa and Shuji Hashimoto


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13. Molecular Design of Novel Self-Oscillating Polymer Chains Fuelled by Organic Acid Under Constant Condition

By Yusuke Hara


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14. The Advantages of Polymer Composites with Detonation Nanodiamond Particles for Medical Applications

By L. Pramatarova, E. Radeva, E. Pecheva, T. Hikov, N. Krasteva, R. Dimitrova, D. Mitev, P. Montgomery, R. Sammons and G. Altankov


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15. Biomimetic Polymers for Chiral Resolution and Antifreeze Applications

By Dana D. Medina and Yitzhak Mastai


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16. Environment-Induced Silk Fibroin Conformation Based on the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

By Teng Jiang and Ping Zhou


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17. Biomimetic Approaches to Understanding the Mechanism of Haemozoin Formation

By Timothy J. Egan


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18. Anti-Wetting on Insect Cuticle – Structuring to Minimise Adhesion and Weight

By Jolanta A. Watson, Hsuan-Ming Hu, Bronwen W. Cribb and Gregory S. Watson


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19. Novel Approaches for SER Spectroscopic Analysis of Protein Cofactors

By Sezer Murat, Sivanesan Arumugam, Feng Jiu-Ju and Weidinger Inez M.


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20. Microscopic Features of Biologically Formed Amorphous Silica

By Martin Jensen, Ralf Keding and Yuanzheng Yue


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21. Moth-Like Chemo-Source Localization and Classification on an Indoor Autonomous Robot

By Lucas L. López, Vasiliki Vouloutsi, Alex Escuredo Chimeno, Encarni Marcos, Sergi Bermúdez i Badia, Zenon Mathews, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Andrey Ziyatdinov and Alexandre Perera i Lluna


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22. BioSonar: a Bio-Mimetic Approach to Sonar Systems Concepts and Applications

By Yan Pailhas, Chris Capus, Keith Brown and Yvan Petillot


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23. The Coevolution of Behavior and Motivated Action Selection

By Fernando Montes-González, Rodrigo Palacios Leyva, Fernando Aldana Franco and Victor Cruz Alvarez


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24. Control of Mammalian Cell Behaviour Through Mimicry of the Extracellular Matrix Environment

By Lisa McIntosh and Christopher F. van der Walle


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25. Cell-Biomaterial Interaction: Strategies To Mimic The Extracellular Matrix

By Edorta Santos, Gorka Orive, Rosa M Hernández and Jose Luis Pedraz


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26. Microfluidics-Based Cell Manipulation and Analysis

By Jinyi Wang, Wenming Liu, Li Li, Qin Tu, Jianchun Wang, Li Ren, Xueqin Wang and Ajing Liu


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27. Biomimicry of Termite Social Cohesion and Design to Inspire and Create Sustainable Systems

By J.R.J. French and B.M. Ahmed (Shiday)


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28. Supported Biomimetic Membranes for Pressure-Driven Water Purification

By Yair Kaufman and Viatcheslav Freger


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29. Ultrafast Electronic Relaxation of Excited State of Biomimetic Metalloporphyrins in the Gas Phase

By Niloufar Shafizadeh, Minh-Huong Ha-Thi, Lionel Poisson and Benoit Soep


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30. Bacterial Display Peptides for Use in Biosensing Applications

By Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum, Joshua M. Kogot, Deborah A. Sarkes, Irene Val-Addo and Paul M. Pellegrino


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