Bioinspired surfaces with dynamic topography for active control of biofouling.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Dynamic change of the surface area and topology of elastomers is used as a general, environmentally friendly approach for effectively detaching micro- and macro-fouling organisms adhered on the elastomer surfaces. Deformation of elastomer surfaces under electrical or pneumatic actuation can debond various biofilms and barnacles. The bio-inspired dynamic surfaces can be fabricated over large areas through simple and practical processes. This new mechanism is complementary with existing materials and methods for biofouling control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shivapooja, P; Wang, Q; Orihuela, B; Rittschof, D; López, GP; Zhao, X

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1430 - 1434

PubMed ID

  • 23292960

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201203374


  • eng