Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biomimetics

Learning from Nature

Edited by Amitava Mukherjee

Vellore Institute of Technology University, India

Nature’s evolution has led to the introduction of highly efficient biological mechanisms. Imitating these mechanisms offers an enormous potential for the improvement of our day to day life. Ideally, by bio-inspiration we can get a better view of nature’s capability while studying its models and adapting it for our benefit. This book takes us into the interesting world of biomimetics and describes various arenas where the technology is applied. The 25 chapters covered in this book disclose recent advances and new ideas in promoting the mechanism and applications of biomimetics.

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BiomimeticsLearning from NatureEdited by Amitava Mukherjee

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/198

ISBN: 978-953-307-025-4

Copyright year: 2010

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97739 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

111 Web of Science Citations

157 Dimensions Citations

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1. Biomimetic Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Science, Technology & Applicability

By Prathna T.C., Lazar Mathew, N. Chandrasekaran, Ashok M. Raichur and Amitava Mukherjee

20984

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2. Immobilized Redox Proteins: Mimicking Basic Features of Physiological Membranes and Interfaces

By Daniel H. Murgida, Peter Hildebrandt and Smilja Todorovic

2110

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3. Photosynthetic Energy Conversion: Hydrogen Photoproduction by Natural and Biomimetic Means

By Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Vladimir D. Kreslavski, Velmurugan Thavasi, Sergei K. Zharmukhamedov, Vyacheslav V. Klimov, Seeram Ramakrishna, Hiroshi Nishihara, Mamoru Mimuro, Robert Carpentier and Toshi Nagata

3725

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4. Neurobiologically Inspired Distributed and Hierarchical System for Control and Learning

By Sungho Jo and Kazutaka Takahashi

1446

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5. Function-Based Biology Inspired Concept Generation

By J.K. Stroble Nagel, R.B. Stone and D.A. McAdams

2611

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6. Biomimetic Chemistry: Radical Reactions in Vesicle Suspensions

By Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu and Carla Ferreri

2323

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7. Biomimetic Homogeneous Oxidation Catalyzed by Metalloporphyrins with Green Oxidants

By Hong-Bing Ji and Xian-Tai Zhou

3348

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8. The Carbonic Anhydrase as a Paragon: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Biomimetic Zinc-Catalyzed Activation of Cumulenes

By Burkhard O. Jahn, Wilhelm A. Eger and Ernst Anders

1780

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9. Biomimetic Lessons Learnt from Nacre

By Kalpana S. Katti, Dinesh R. Katti and Bedabibhas Mohanty

3726

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10. Rapid Assembly Processes of Ordered Inorganic/Organic Nanocomposites

By Chang-An Wang, Huirong Le and Yong Huang

2792

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11. A Biomimetic Nano-Scale Aggregation Route for the Formation of Submicron-Size Colloidal Calcite Particles

By Ivan Sondi and Sreco D. Skapin

2457

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12. A Biomimetic Study of Discontinuous-Constraint Metamorphic Mechanism for Gecko-Like Robot

By ZhenDong Dai and HongKai Li

2032

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13. Biomimetic Fabrication of Hydroxyapatite Microcapsules by Using Apatite Nuclei

By Takeshi Yao and Takeshi Yabutsuka

1326

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14. Biomimetic Fabrication of Apatite Related Biomaterials

By Mohammad Hafiz Uddin, Takuya Matsumoto, Masayuki Okazaki, Atsushi Nakahira and Taiji Sohmura

3429

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15. Podophyllotoxin and Antitumor Synthetic Aryltetralines. Toward a Biomimetic Preparation

By Maurizio Bruschi, Marco Orlandi, Michol Rindone, Bruno Rindone, Francesco Saliu, Ricardo Suarez-Bertoa, Eva Liisa Tollpa and Luca Zoia

2623

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16. Superhydrophobicity, Learn from the Lotus Leaf

By Mengnan Qu, Jinmei He and Junyan Zhang

8642

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17. Micro Swimming Robots Based on Small Aquatic Creatures

By Seiichi Sudo

2558

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18. Bio-Inspired Water Strider Robots with Microfabricated Functional Surfaces

By Kenji Suzuki

2343

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19. Electrochemical Sensor Based on Biomimetic Recognition Utilizing Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Receptor

By Yusuke Fuchiwaki and Izumi Kubo

3500

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20. Dental Tissue Engineering: a New Approach to Dental Tissue Reconstruction

By Elisa Battistella, Silvia Mele and Lia Rimondini

3579

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21. Biomimetic Porous Titanium Scaffolds for Orthopedic and Dental Applications

By Alireza Nouri, Peter D. Hodgson and Cui'e Wen

5780

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22. Improved Properties of Optical Surfaces by Following the Example of the “Moth Eye”

By Theobald Lohmueller, Robert Brunner and Joachim P. Spatz

6175

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23. Wood Wasp Inspired Planetary and Earth Drill

By Thibault Gouache, Yang Gao, Yves Gourinat and Pierre Coste

2783

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24. Biomimetic Architectures for Tissue Engineering

By Jianming Li, Sean Connell and Riyi Shi

3312

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25. Lipid-based Biomimetics in Drug and Vaccine Delivery

By Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro

2355

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