By Haiping Fang, Chunlei Wang, Rongzheng Wan, Hangjun Lu, Yusong Tu (auth.), Xiang Yang Liu (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461453038

ISBN-13: 9781461453031

ISBN-10: 1461453720

ISBN-13: 9781461453727

Methods in bioinspiration and biomimicking were round for a very long time. although, because of present advances in sleek actual, organic sciences, and applied sciences, our knowing of the equipment have advanced to a brand new point. this is often due not just to the identity of mysterious and engaging phenomena but additionally to the understandings of the correlation among the structural components and the functionality in line with the most recent theoretical, modeling, and experimental applied sciences. Bioinspiration: From Nano to Micro Scale presents readers with a wide view of the frontiers of study within the region of bioinspiration from the nano to macroscopic scales, quite within the parts of biomineralization, antifreeze protein, and antifreeze impact. It additionally covers such equipment because the lotus impact and superhydrophobicity, structural shades in animal country and past, in addition to habit in ion channels. a few overseas specialists in comparable fields have contributed to this publication, which deals a complete and synergistic inspect tough concerns comparable to theoretical modeling, complex floor probing, and fabrication. The booklet additionally presents a hyperlink to the engineering of novel complex fabrics taking part in a huge position in advancing applied sciences in a number of fields.

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The black dashedline shows this turning position in nanochannel as a time function using the top and right axes (reprinted from [132]. Copyright 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry) as shown in Fig. 46. Explicitly, the Y-SWNT is obtained by joining three SWNTs symmetrically, with an angle of 120ı among them. Interestingly, we have found that the behavior of the water orientations inside one branch channel can be controlled by the water orientations in another branch channel. In the following, for easy discussion, we name the three branch tubes as the main, first branch, and second branch tubes, which are denoted by MT, BT1 , and BT2 , respectively, as shown in the figure.

20 H. Fang et al. Fig. 20 Flux, flow, and average number of water molecules inside the CNT for different vibrating frequencies f (reprinted from [130]. Copyright 2008 Chinese Physics Society) Fig. 21 Water density distribution along the nanotube axis. The open and filled circles denote the locations of the carbon atoms. The asterisk is the position of the vibrating atom affected by an external force (reprinted from [130]. Copyright 2008 Chinese Physics Society) Fluctuations of CNT induce the number of water molecules inside the nanotube to decrease and the velocity of the transportation of water chain to increase.

Copyright 2009 American Chemical Society) Fig. 39 Electrostatic interaction energy of the external charges with the Aˇ 16–22 peptide and with the deprotonated carboxyl group (COO) as a function of simulation time COO group and the external charges. Numerically, we have found that the average electrostatic interaction energy of the external charges with the COO group is 973 ˙ 143 kJ/mol, quite close to the electrostatic interaction energy of the external charges with the peptide (see also Fig. 39).

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