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Bioinspired and Nanoengineered Surfaces: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets
Date:6/27/2013

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Bioinspired and Nanoengineered Surfaces: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

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Over the past decade, bioinspired structures—ranging from various plant leaves, to insects, gecko feet, crustaceans, and even butterfly wings—have been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny. In many cases scientists have unraveled and replicated the underlying physics and chemistry of these intriguing structures, leading to the prospect of designing artificial "nanoengineered" surfaces (NES) suitable for a multitude of commercial applications. Initially these novel surfaces are being explored specifically in terms of managing their interactions with liquids, vapors, solids, and light.

 

Nanoengineered surfaces promise to improve numerous industrial processes as well as a variety of consumer products. For example, commercially existent self-cleaning glass products—which rely on superhydrophilic/photocatalytic coatings—are already generating significant revenues. Within the next five years other anticipated commercial market developments range from:

• Biomedical—hospital and personal care antibacterial treatments, and anti-biofouling marine coatings.

• Automotive—water/dirt/insect repellent, and antifrost, antifog, and antireflective surfac
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