Bioinspiration: From Nano to Micro Scales

Bioinspiration: From Nano to Micro Scales

by Xiang Yang Liu (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461453031
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Series: Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Associate Professor Xiang-Yang Liu works in the Physics department at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are in biophysics, micro/nano structure formation and engineering, as well as crystallization/molecular assembly and hybrid materials. He is the Managing Editor for the journal, Biophysical Reviews and Letters. He has published a Springer monograph and more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, including 17 in top journals such as Nature.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1. Bioinspired Nanoscale Water Channel and its Potential Applications.- Chapter 2. Survival from the Cold Winter: Freezing and Ice Crystallization Inhibition by Antifreeze Proteins.- Chapter 3. Biomineralization: Mechanisms of Hydroxyapatite Crystal Growth.- Chapter 4: Biomineralization: Apatite Protein Interaction.- Chapter 5. Biomineralization: Tooth Enamel Formation.- Chapter 6. Biomineralization: Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Synthesis and Transformation.- Chapter 7. Modelling of Biomineralization and Structural Color Biomimetics by Controlled Colloidal Assembly.- Chapter 8. Photonic Structures for Coloration in the Biological World.- Chapter 9. Superhydrophobic Surfaces- Beyond Lotus Effect.- Index.

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