Special Issue "Biomimetic Membranes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Nature has developed many amazing membranes. Our kidney, for example, is able to filter large quantities of plasma (~ 180 L/daily for a typical adult) at high selectivity and free of fouling problems over a long life span. Inspired by the compositions, structures, formations, and functions of natural or biological membranes, mankind has designed and prepared different types of biomimetic membranes with striking properties and performances in various fields. These biomimetic membranes paved new ways for resolving key issues in energy and water crises, environmental threats, and human health. According to different demands, biomimetic membranes have been designed with antifouling, self-cleaning, selective permeation/diffusion, antireflection, ion exchange, biocompatibility, and many other functions. Although lots of successful results have been obtained, it still needs tremendous efforts to fully exploit the potentials of biomimetic membranes by more efficient, economical, and practical imitating strategies.
This Special Issue of Membranes welcomes works related to the topic of biomimetic membranes. Both original contributions and reviews on recent advances in biologically inspired and biomimetic membranes, materials and synthesis methods for making these membranes, and their applications in various fields are greatly welcome.
Chuyang Y. Tang
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- bioinspired materials