Optical Biomimetics

Written By Maryanne Large
Optical Biomimetics
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 September 2012
  • ISBN : 0857097652
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Optical Biomimetics written by Maryanne Large which was release on 24 September 2012, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic nanostructures for anti-reflection (AR) devices. Control of iridescence in natural photonic structures is explored through the case of butterfly scales, alongside a consideration of nanostructure fabrication using natural synthesis. The investigation into silk optical materials is followed by a final discussion of the control of florescence in natural photonic structures. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Optical biomimetics is a valuable guide for scientists and engineers in both academia and industry who are already studying biomimetics, and a fascinating introduction for those who wish to move into this interesting new field. Reviews key research in optical biomimetics, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally-occurring optical effects Discusses optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin Explores the control of iridescence in natural photonic structures through the case of butterfly scales

Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics
  • Author : Maryanne Large
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic ...

Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics
  • Author : M Large
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic ...

Biomimetics

Biomimetics
  • Author : Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 788
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Mimicking nature – from science fiction to engineering reality Humans have always looked to nature’s inventions as a source of inspiration. The observation of flying birds and insects leads to innovations in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization algorithms are based on survival of the fittest, ...

Biomimetics in Photonics

Biomimetics in Photonics
  • Author : Olaf Karthaus
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-10-26
  • Total pages : 289
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Biomimetic photonics is a burgeoning field. Biologists are finding and describing a whole menagerie of unique and astonishingly complex nano- and microstructures in fauna and flora. Material scientists are developing novel multifunctional and hierarchical structures with a wide variety of post-nano era photonics applications. Mathematicians and computer scientists are using ...

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  • Author : Challa S. S. R. Kumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-10-11
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : These ten volumes provide an excellent, in-depth overview of all nanomaterial types and their uses in the life sciences. Each volume is dedicated to a specific material class and covers fundamentals, synthesis strategies, structure-property relationships, material behaviour finetuning, biological effects and applications in the life sciences. All important material classes ...

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Biomimetic Technologies
  • Author : Trung Dung Ngo
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-24
  • Total pages : 394
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Biomimetic engineering takes the principles of biological organisms and copies, mimics or adapts these in the design and development of new materials and technologies. Biomimetic Technologies reviews the key materials and processes involved in this groundbreaking field, supporting theoretical background by outlining a range of applications. Beginning with an overview ...

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  • Author : Raz Jelinek
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • Total pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Biological systems have always inspired mankind in the creation of new systems and technologies. In recent years the interface between the biological and non-biological worlds appears increasingly blurred due to significant advances both in our understanding of biological phenomena, as well as the development of sophisticated means to manipulate molecular ...

Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration

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  • Author : Esmaiel Jabbari,Deok-Ho Kim,Luke P. Lee
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 1462
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : self-assembly and responsiveness of cellular systems; the biomineral formation in bacteria, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates; the multi-layer structure of skin; the organization of tissue fibers; DNA structures with metal-mediated artificial base pairs; and the anisotropic microstructure of jellyfish mesogloea. In this volume, sensor and microfluidic technologies combined with surface patterning ...

Advanced Electrical and Electronics Materials

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  • Author : K. M. Gupta,Nishu Gupta
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-06
  • Total pages : 760
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : This comprehensive and unique book is intended to cover the vast and fast-growing field of electrical and electronic materials and their engineering in accordance with modern developments. Basic and pre-requisite information has been included for easy transition to more complex topics. Latest developments in various fields of materials and their ...

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  • Author : Bharat Bhushan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-03
  • Total pages : 977
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : This book presents an overview of the general field of biomimetics and biologically inspired, hierarchically structured surfaces. It deals with various examples of biomimetics, which include surfaces with roughness-induced super-phobicity/philicity, self-cleaning, antifouling, low drag, low/high/reversible adhesion, drag reduction in fluid flow, reversible adhesion, surfaces with high hardness ...

Polymer Optical Fibres

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  • Author : Christian-Alexander Bunge,Markus Beckers,Thomas Gries
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Total pages : 436
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications explores polymer optical fibers, specifically their materials, fabrication, characterization, measurement techniques, and applications. Optical effects, including light propagation, degrading effects of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion, are explained. Other important parameters like mechanical strength, operating temperatures, and processability are also described. ...

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors

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  • Author : Marcelo M. Werneck,Regina Célia S. B. Allil
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors cover the fundamentals and applications of a new class of fiber sensors. With contributions from leading academics in the area, this book covers the theory of plastic optical fiber sensors or (POFs), as well as applications in oil, gas, biotechnology, and energy fields. Using multiple examples, ...

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  • Author : Ruby Srivastava
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Total pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Nature has always been an inspiration to humans in terms of using minimum resources to produce maximum results, and in its ability to allow organisms to operate and fit the required environment. There are a number of challenges for humans attempting to mimic nature in this regard given the endless ...

Optical Thin Films and Coatings

Optical Thin Films and Coatings
  • Author : Angela Piegari,François Flory
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-08-31
  • Total pages : 864
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Optical coatings, including mirrors, anti-reflection coatings, beam splitters, and filters, are an integral part of most modern optical systems. Optical thin films and coatings provides an overview of thin film materials, the properties, design and manufacture of optical coatings and their use across a variety of application areas. Part one ...

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  • Author : Stavros Pissadakis,Stefano Selleri
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0857097652
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Summary : Combining the positive characteristics of microfluidics and optics, microstructured optical fibres (MOFs) have revolutionized the field of optoelectronics. Tailored guiding, diffractive structures and photonic band-gap effects are used to produce fibres with highly specialised, complex structures, facilitating the development of novel kinds of optical fibre sensors and actuators. Part One ...