Applied Scanning Probe Methods XIII: Biomimetics and by D. Voigt, H. Peisker, S. Gorb (auth.), Bharat Bhushan,

By D. Voigt, H. Peisker, S. Gorb (auth.), Bharat Bhushan, Harald Fuchs (eds.)

The volumes XI, XII and XIII learn the actual and technical beginning for fresh development in utilized scanning probe innovations. the 1st quantity got here out in January 2004, the second one to fourth volumes in early 2006 and the 5th to 7th volumes in past due 2006. the sector is progressing so speedy that there's a desire for a collection of volumes each 12 to 18 months to seize most up-to-date advancements. those volumes represent a well timed finished evaluate of SPM functions.

After introducing scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor know-how and tip characterization, chapters on use in numerous commercial functions are awarded. business purposes span topographic and dynamical floor stories of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics.

The chapters were written by way of major researchers and alertness scientists from world wide and from quite a few industries to supply a broader perspective.

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4 D. Voigt · H. Peisker · S. Gorb Fig. 1. Role of attachment in the mating process of the beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata. A, B Typical mating posture demonstrating position of male attachment pads on the female surface. C Very simplified hypothetical diagram of the contact between the male tenent seta (foot) and female covering wing (elytron). Two fluid layers are presumably present between the cuticle of the seta and elytron. D Male tenent setae, Cryo-SEM image The present study was undertaken to characterize the thickness of the epicuticular grease layer and its adhesive properties in beetle elytra.

Observation of the copulation posture lets us assume a role of the female elytra epicuticular grease on male adhesion (Fig. 1C). Leptinotarsa decemlineata possess oval, triangular, convex elytra with a pale yellow to flavous coloured base [33]. Elytra give the insect a hemispherical appearance. 8 mm wide [33]. The convex, anterior margin of the elytron tapers downward abruptly into the apophysis, whereas the two other sides of each elytron taper gradually into a point [34]. Each elytron has five black stripes (striae, vittae) extending from its base to its apex.

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