By Michael Nosonovsky, Pradeep K. Rohatgi

Biomimetics in fabrics Science offers a complete theoretical and functional evaluate of biomimetic fabrics with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning homes. those 3 themes are heavily comparable and represent speedily constructing parts of research. the sphere of self-healing fabrics calls for a brand new conceptual realizing of this biomimetic know-how, that's unlike conventional engineering techniques comparable to put on and fatigue. Biomimetics in fabrics Science is the 1st monograph to be dedicated to those fabrics. a brand new theoretical framework for those methods is gifted in response to the idea that of multi-scale constitution of entropy and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, including an in depth evaluate of the on hand know-how. The latter comprises experimental, modeling, and simulation effects received on self-healing/lubricating/cleaning fabrics for the reason that their emergence long ago decade.

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However, an interface between two gases or between miscible liquids does not offer opposition to the dispersion (Adamson 1990). 2 Surface Science and Tribology 5 Fig. 3 Molecules at the surface have fewer bonds with neighboring molecules than molecules in the bulk. Therefore, surface molecules have higher energy. Edge molecules have even fewer bonds and higher energy, than surface molecules The surface tension force is the force which should be applied to the solid–liquid–air contact line (the triple line) to expand the solid–liquid interface.

2007). We understand such a self-organized regime as one of the modes of self-lubrication. The term “self-lubrication” implies the ability of parts and components to operate without lubrication, and refers to several methods and effects, in addition to the reduced friction or wear mentioned above of. Among these methods are 16 1 Introduction the use of self-lubricating coatings that are either hard (to reduce wear) or with low surface energy (to reduce adhesion and friction). Besides coatings, selflubrication refers to the development of metal-, polymer-, or ceramic-based self-lubricating composite materials, often with a matrix that provides structural integrity and a reinforcement material that provides low friction and wear.

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