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The butterfly proboscis as a fiber-based, self-cleaning, micro-fluidic system
Author(s): Kostantin G. Kornev; Daria Monaenkova; Peter H. Adler; Charles E. Beard; Wah-Keat Lee
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Paper Abstract

The butterfly proboscis is a unique, naturally engineered device for acquiring liquid food, which also minimizes concerns for viscosity and stickiness of the fluids. With a few examples, we emphasize the importance of the scale-form functionality triangle of this feeding device and the coupling through capillarity.

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Date Published: 22 April 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9797, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2016, 979705 (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218941
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Kostantin G. Kornev, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Daria Monaenkova, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Peter H. Adler, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Charles E. Beard, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Wah-Keat Lee, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9797:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2016
Raúl J. Martín-Palma; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Mato Knez, Editor(s)

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