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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

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4555-4

Copyright year: 2010

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117463 Total Chapter Downloads

85 Crossref Citations

235 Web of Science Citations

242 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


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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


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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


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

By Sungho Jo and Kazutaka Takahashi


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5. Function-Based Biology Inspired Concept Generation

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


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6. Biomimetic Chemistry: Radical Reactions in Vesicle Suspensions

By Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu and Carla Ferreri


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7. Biomimetic Homogeneous Oxidation Catalyzed by Metalloporphyrins with Green Oxidants

By Hong-Bing Ji and Xian-Tai Zhou


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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


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9. Biomimetic Lessons Learnt from Nacre

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


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10. Rapid Assembly Processes of Ordered Inorganic/Organic Nanocomposites

By Chang-An Wang, Huirong Le and Yong Huang


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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


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

By ZhenDong Dai and HongKai Li


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13. Biomimetic Fabrication of Hydroxyapatite Microcapsules by Using Apatite Nuclei

By Takeshi Yao and Takeshi Yabutsuka


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14. Biomimetic Fabrication of Apatite Related Biomaterials

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


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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


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16. Superhydrophobicity, Learn from the Lotus Leaf

By Mengnan Qu, Jinmei He and Junyan Zhang


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17. Micro Swimming Robots Based on Small Aquatic Creatures

By Seiichi Sudo


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

By Kenji Suzuki


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

By Yusuke Fuchiwaki and Izumi Kubo


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

By Elisa Battistella, Silvia Mele and Lia Rimondini


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21. Biomimetic Porous Titanium Scaffolds for Orthopedic and Dental Applications

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


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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


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23. Wood Wasp Inspired Planetary and Earth Drill

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


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24. Biomimetic Architectures for Tissue Engineering

By Jianming Li, Sean Connell and Riyi Shi


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25. Lipid-based Biomimetics in Drug and Vaccine Delivery

By Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro


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