A comprehensive overview and summary of recent achievements and the latest trends in bioinspired thermal materials. Following an introduction to different thermal materials and their effective heat transfer to other materials, the text discusses heat detection materials that are inspired by biological systems, such as fire beetles and butterflies. There then follow descriptions of materials with thermal management functionality, including those for evaporation and condensation, heat transfer and thermal insulation materials, as modeled on snake skins, polar bears and fire-resistant trees. A discussion of thermoresponsive materials with thermally switchable surfaces and controllable nanochannels as well as those with high thermal conductivity and piezoelectric sensors is rounded off by a look toward future trends in the bioinspired engineering of thermal materials. Straightforward and well structured, this is an essential reference for newcomers as well as experienced researchers in this exciting field.
Bioinspired Engineering of Thermal Materials
INTRODUCTION Thermal Function of Materials Thermal Function of Biological Systems Bioinspired Thermal Materials THERMAL DETECTION MATERIALS INSPIRED BY BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Thermal Detection Inspired by Fire Beetles Thermal Detection Inspired by Butterflies Thermal Detection Inspired by Other Biological Systems THERMAL MANAGEMENT MATERIALS INSPIRED BY BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Materials for Evaporation Heat Transfer Materials for Condensation Heat Transfer Thermal Regulation Materials Inspired by Snake Skins Bioinspired Thermal Regulation Materials for Smart Windows THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS INSPIRED BY BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Thermal Insulation Materials Inspired by Polar Bears Thermal Insulation Materials Inspired by Fire-Resistant Trees Thermal Insulation Materials Inspired by Silkworm Cocoon THERMALLY RESPONSIVE MATERIALS INSPIRED BY BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Bioinpired Thermally Switchable Surfaces Bioinspired Thermally Controllable Nanochannels Thermally Triggered Bioinspired Drug Delivery Vessels OTHER THERMAL MATERIALS INSPIRED BY BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Bioinspired Materials with High Thermal Conductivity Bioinspired Materials for Optical-Thermal Conversion Bioinspired Thermal Fluid Bioinspired Piezoelectric Sensors CONCLUDING REMARKS AND FUTURE TRENDS IN BIOINSPIRED ENGINEERING OF THERMAL MATERIALS