Complex Wettability and Coupling Mechanism of Locust Wing
Yan Fang, Gang Sun, Wanxing Wang, Jingshi Yin
Available Online June 2016.
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- Wettability, Morphology, Adhesion, Locust, Biomaterial.
- The complex wettability, chemical composition and microstructure of locust wing surface were investigated by a video-based contact angle (CA) meter, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The wetting mechanism was discussed from the perspective of biological coupling. The locust wing possesses waxy layer and hierarchical micro-morphology. The wing surface is a natural bio-surface with superhydrophobicity (water CA 150.5~158.2ø) and high adhesion, on which the water droplet displays "Gecko state". The special wettability of the wing surface ascribes to the cooperative effect of hydrophobic material and multi-dimensional microstructure. Locust wing can be potentially used as a biomimetic template for design of complex functional surface. This work may bring interesting insights for preparation of micro-controllable superhydrophobic surface and no-loss microfluidic transport channels.
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TY - CONF AU - Yan Fang AU - Gang Sun AU - Wanxing Wang AU - Jingshi Yin PY - 2016/06 DA - 2016/06 TI - Complex Wettability and Coupling Mechanism of Locust Wing BT - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.71 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.71 ID - Fang2016/06 ER -