Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)

Complex Wettability and Coupling Mechanism of Locust Wing

Authors
Yan Fang, Gang Sun, Wanxing Wang, Jingshi Yin
Corresponding Author
Yan Fang
Available Online June 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.71How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Wettability, Morphology, Adhesion, Locust, Biomaterial.
Abstract
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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
June 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-352-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.71How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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