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Mimicking Insect Wings: The Roadmap to Bioinspiration

Hasan, J and Roy, A and Chatterjee, K and Yarlagadda, PKDV (2019) Mimicking Insect Wings: The Roadmap to Bioinspiration. In: ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 5 (7). pp. 3139-3160.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00217


Insect wings possess unique, multifaceted properties that have drawn increasing attention in recent times. They serve as an inspiration for engineering of materials with exquisite properties. The structure-function relationships of insect wings are yet to be documented in detail. In this review, we present a detailed understanding of the multifunctional properties of insect wings, including micro- and nanoscale architecture, material properties, aerodynamics, sensory perception, wettability, optics, and antibacterial activity, as investigated by biologists, physicists, and engineers. Several established modeling strategies and fabrication methods are reviewed to engender novel ideas for biomimetics in diverse areas.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: Biomimetic processes; Biomimetics; Sensory perception, Anti-bacterial activity; Fabrication method; insects; Modeling strategy; Multifunctional properties; Nanoscale architectures; Structure-function relationship; Surface science, Nanotechnology, antibacterial activity; attention; biologist; biomimetics; human; insect; nanofabrication; nonhuman; optics; physicist; review; sensation; structure activity relation; wettability; wing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2022 06:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 06:23
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77493

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