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dc.contributor.advisorAizenberg, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorKang, Sung Hoon
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-18T19:47:54Z
dash.embargo.terms2012-12-18en_US
dash.embargo.terms2012-12-18
dc.date.issued2012-09-18
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.citationKang, Sung Hoon. 2012. Self-Organization of Bioinspired Fibrous Surfaces. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:10128en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9572088
dc.description.abstractNature uses fibrous surfaces for a wide range of functions such as sensing, adhesion, structural color, and self-cleaning. However, little is known about how fiber properties enable them to self-organize into diverse and complex functional forms. Using polymeric micro/nanofiber arrays with tunable properties as model systems, we demonstrate how the combination of mechanical and surface properties can be harnessed to transform an array of anchored nanofibers into a variety of complex, hierarchically organized dynamic functional surfaces. We show that the delicate balance between fiber elasticity and surface adhesion plays a critical role in determining the shape, chirality, and hierarchy of the assembled structures. We further report a strategy for controlling the long-range order of fiber assemblies by manipulating the shape and movement of the liquid-vapor interface. Our study provides fundamental understanding of the pattern formation by self-organization of bioinspired fibrous surfaces. Moreover, our new strategies offer a foundation for designing a vast assortment of functional surfaces with adhesive, optical, water-repellent, capture and release, and many more capabilities with the structural and dynamic sophistication of their biological counterparts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectbioinspireden_US
dc.subjectchiralityen_US
dc.subjectliquid-solid interactionen_US
dc.subjectpattern formationen_US
dc.subjectself-organizationen_US
dc.subjectnanoscienceen_US
dc.subjectphysicsen_US
dc.subjectmaterials scienceen_US
dc.subjectmicrostructured materialen_US
dc.subjectnanostructured materialen_US
dc.titleSelf-Organization of Bioinspired Fibrous Surfacesen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorKang, Sung Hoon
dc.date.available2012-12-18T08:30:29Z
thesis.degree.date2012en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBertoldi, Katiaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMahadevan, Lakshminarayananen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberManoharan, Vinothanen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedKang, Sung


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