Nature Inspires: The Story of Lotus Leaf and Gecko’s Foot

Khandelwal, Mudrika and Sharma, Chandra Shekhar (2021) Nature Inspires: The Story of Lotus Leaf and Gecko’s Foot. Resonance, 26 (9). pp. 1279-1285. ISSN 0971-8044

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This article discusses two of the several examples from Nature that serves as an inspiration for scientists and engineers— lotus leaf and gecko’s foot. Lotus leaf is superhydrophobic and exhibits self-cleaning properties. On the other hand, gecko’s foot can attach to any surface and move around quickly without leaving a mark. Both these phenomena are attributed to nanostructured hierarchical organization, which modulates or tunes the surface area. Applications of superhydrophobicity of the lotus leaf and adhesion of gecko’s foot are also mentioned. © 2021, Indian Academy of Sciences.

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Khandelwal, MudrikaUNSPECIFIED
Sharma, Chandra Shekhar
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhesion; gecko’s foot; lotus leaf; Self-cleaning; superhydrophobic
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 11:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 11:05
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