Inspired by Nature
- Superhydrophobic Surfaces Developed by Mimicking Hierarchical Surface Morphology of Lotus Leaf. Latthe, Sanjay S.; Terashima, Chiaki; Nakata, Kazuya; Fujishima, Akira // Molecules;Apr2014, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p4256
The lotus plant is recognized as a 'King plant' among all the natural water repellent plants due to its excellent non-wettability. The superhydrophobic surfaces exhibiting the famous 'Lotus Effect', along with extremely high water contact angle (>150Â°) and low sliding angle (<10Â°), have...
- Lotus-leaf biomimetics create hydrophobic surface. Overton, Gail // Laser Focus World;Mar2007, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p15
The article reports on the lotus-leaf biomimetrics developed by researchers at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. It is said to produce a water repellent surface that mimics the complex surface of a naturally hydrophobic and self-cleaning lotus leaf. Moreover, due to the leaf of...
- The Lotus Effect. Grose, Thomas K. // ASEE Prism;Oct2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p23
The article reports on the lotus plant and a research on water repellants. It is stated that the plant has a superhydrophobic quality which makes it supremely efficient at repelling water. Researchers at India's National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology have used...
- The Lotus Effect--Self-cleaning for Textiles. // AATCC Review;Jul2007, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p17
The article describes a finishing product for textiles manufactured by the BASF company, which produces what is known as a lotus effect. The flowers and leaves of the lotus plant stay clean even though they grow in muddy water, due to the chemical structure of their surfaces. Water forms...
- Mimicry: Towards a semiotic understanding of nature. Maran, Timo // Sign Systems Studies;2001, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p325
Mimicry has been an important topic for biology since the rise of the Darwinian theory of evolution. However, by its very nature mimicry is a sign process and the quest for understanding mimicry in biology has intrinsically always been a semiotic quest. In this paper various theories since Henry...
- Product Reports 1988. M. F. S. // Architectural Record;Dec1987, Vol. 175 Issue 14, p23
Introduces a series of new product-related articles in the field of architectural design.
- Structured copolymers - high-performance additives to modify surface properties. Omeis, Jürgen // Melliand International;Aug2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p184
The article presents an overview of polymerization technologies capable of industrial scale for existing product development in textile industry. It mentions the significant role of coatings, plastics and colors in textiles. It also highlights the use of anionic or group transfer initiators to...
- Finishing Chemicals. // Nonwovens Industry;Jun2004, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p70
Reports that the Eastman Chemical Co. has introduced the Synthebond finishing chemicals for a range of performance automotive, medical, wipes, filtration, apparel and home furnishing nonwoven applications.
- Untitled. Blake, William // Resurgence & Ecologist;Mar/Apr2014, Issue 283, preceding p1
Several photographs of the Blue Lotus on handmade Sanganer paper by Olivia Fraser are presented and a quotation by William Blake emphasizing on the beauty of nature.