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Biomimetics in Materials Science

Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating, and Self-Cleaning Materials

Biomimetics in Materials Science by Michael Nosonovsky
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Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this biomimetic technology, which is in contrast to traditional  engineering processes such as wear and fatigue.  Biomimetics in Materials Science is the first monograph to be devoted to these materials. A new theoretical framework for these processes is presented based on the concept of multi-scale structure of entropy and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, together with a detailed review of the available technology. The latter includes experimental, modeling, and simulation results obtained on self-healing/lubricating/cleaning materials since their emergence in the past decade.

Springer New York; December 2011
431 pages; ISBN 9781461409267
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Title: Biomimetics in Materials Science
Author: Michael Nosonovsky; Pradeep K. Rohatgi
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