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Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives: Challenges and Opportunities Editors: Romana Santos, Nick Aldred, Stanislav Gorb, Patrick Flammang



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This book contains 208 pages.
Print publication date: 10 Jun 2013
Copyright year: 2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-669-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-713-5

About this book

Due to their impressive performance biological adhesives have inspired the development of superior industrial adhesives. Biological adhesives often provide elegant solutions to engineering and biomedical requirements and are expected to inspire future technological innovations for adhesives for use in hostile conditions. Containing a selection of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives, this book will showcase the latest advances in the chemical and structural characterisation of adhesives, the mechanical testing of adhesives and theory, fabrication and applications of biomimetic adhesives. Following the work of COST Action TD0909, the aim is to gain greater understanding of the mode of action of biological adhesives to allow successful development of improved synthetic counterparts. Appealing to a wide range of researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering, the title provides the background and drive to improve scientific and technological progress in this important area.