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A multi-structural and multi-functional integrated fog collection system in cactus

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AuthorJu, Jie1; Bai, Hao2; Zheng, Yongmei3; Zhao, Tianyi3; Fang, Ruochen1; Jiang, Lei1
SourceNATURE COMMUNICATIONS
Issued Date2012-12-01
Volume3
ISSN2041-1723
DOI10.1038/ncomms2253
English AbstractMultiple biological structures have demonstrated fog collection abilities, such as beetle backs with bumps and spider silks with periodic spindle-knots and joints. Many Cactaceae species live in arid environments and are extremely drought-tolerant. Here we report that one of the survival systems of the cactus Opuntia microdasys lies in its efficient fog collection system. This unique system is composed of well-distributed clusters of conical spines and trichomes on the cactus stem; each spine contains three integrated parts that have different roles in the fog collection process according to their surface structural features. The gradient of the Laplace pressure, the gradient of the surface-free energy and multi-function integration endow the cactus with an efficient fog collection system. Investigations of the structure-function relationship in this system may help us to design novel materials and devices to collect water from fog with high efficiencies.
Language英语
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
WOS IDWOS:000316356700015
源URL[http://ir.iccas.ac.cn/handle/121111/48183]  
Collection中国科学院化学研究所
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Lei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, BNLMS, Key Lab Organ Solids, Inst Chem, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
2.Natl Ctr Nanosci & Technol, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Univ Aeronaut & Astronaut, Sch Chem & Environm, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China
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Ju, Jie,Bai, Hao,Zheng, Yongmei,et al. A multi-structural and multi-functional integrated fog collection system in cactus[J]. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS,2012,3.
APA Ju, Jie,Bai, Hao,Zheng, Yongmei,Zhao, Tianyi,Fang, Ruochen,&Jiang, Lei.(2012).A multi-structural and multi-functional integrated fog collection system in cactus.NATURE COMMUNICATIONS,3.
MLA Ju, Jie,et al."A multi-structural and multi-functional integrated fog collection system in cactus".NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 3(2012).

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