Mini review: biomimetic models and bioinspired surfaces for fouling control

Scardino, Andrew J., and de Nys, Rocky (2011) Mini review: biomimetic models and bioinspired surfaces for fouling control. Biofouling, 27 (1). pp. 73-86.

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Nature provides many examples of mechanisms to control fouling. These defences can be copied (biomimetic) or tailored (bioinspired) to solve problems of fouling on manmade structures. With increasing research in this area over the last two decades, it is timely to review this burgeoning subject, in particular as the biofouling field shifts focus towards novel, physical mechanisms to prevent and control fouling. This change is being promoted by advances in nano- and micro-scale patterning as well as in a variety of nano-biotechnologies, which are transforming the translation of natural surfaces into experimental materials. In this article, research on the defence of marine organisms against fouling and the technologies they are defining is reviewed.

Item ID: 20854
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1029-2454
Keywords: biomimetic; bioinspired; biofouling; antifouling; fouling release; surface modification
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 06:24
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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