Special Issue "Biomimetic Nanotechnology"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: tribology; nanotribology; green technology; positive technologies; systems approaches; complex systems
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Biomimetic nanotechnology relates to the most basic aspects of living systems and the transfer of their properties to human applications. Biological materials, structures and processes are predominantly based on functionalities at the nanoscale. These nanoscale functionalities are often peppered with added components embedded in beautiful hierarchical layers moving from the micro-, through the meso- and finally to the macroscale. This is of relevance in materials science, medicine, physics, sensor technologies, smart materials science, and many more fields.
Biomimetics of nanoscale features of living systems is highly challenging, interesting and rewarding. Yet, because of the inherent multifunctionality of most biological functions, sometimes it is complicated to isolate specific features that are interesting for potential novel applications in technology. Here, both smart approaches and a focus on properly identifying the underlying principles in nature are necessary for us to be able to transfer lessons from living systems to technology, science, engineering and the arts.
This Special Issue on Biomimetic Nanotechnology calls for contributions from researchers and thinkers in all realms of biomimetic nanotechnology, and welcomes theoretical, experimental and review contributions from biomimeticians, physicists, biologists, material scientists, engineers and mathematicians alike who are engaged and interested in this fast-growing field. Of specific interest for this Special Issue will be papers that touch upon safe nanotechnology and sustainable biomimetic nanotechnology, that facilitates the high potential of this great field in combination with inherent safety, for humans and nature.
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ille C. Gebeshuber
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomimetic nanotechnology
- hierarchical material
- nanoscale functionalities
- programmable materials
- tuneable materials with nanoscale functionalities
- safe nanotechnology