Biomimetics, Micro-design, Arctium minus et al Hook and Velcro – A PhD and a Virtual Textbook on Biological Attachment Mechanisms and their Mimicking

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Paper 2: A Biomimetic/Bionic Study of Arctium Minus (Burdock) – Imaging Small (~mm) Hooks of Cellulose and Chitin

Paper 2: A Biomimetic/Bionic Study of Arctium Minus (Burdock) – Imaging Small (~mm) Hooks of Cellulose and Chitin.

Copyright 2016 Bruce E Saunders

Also, now complete with images!!

Animation of Burdock Confocal Image using Zeiss animation software

Biomimetics, Micro-design, Arctium minus et al Hook and Velcro - A PhD and a Virtual Textbook on Biological Attachment Mechanisms and their Mimicking

I’m doing my best to get some images up.  Please be patient while I struggle with file compatabilities etc.

The span of the hook is about 200 microns.  This image is composed of a stack of .tif images that slice through the hook.  It is the cellulose in the plant cells hat is fluorescing.  Look closely at the shoulder of the rotating hook and you can see the “stepped” outline where the voxels of one plane meet the voxels of the next image section/plane. See Experimentation: Part (II)

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