and beyond: a review of iridescence and structural colour mechan-. Selective deposition of multilayer films onto the, hydrophilic patterns introduces different properties to the area, including superhydrophilicity. (b) Illustration of a beetle-inspired interlocking structure with upper and lower fiber arrays. wings with micro-scale features have hydrophobic character-, The hydrophobic characteristics are also related with life. under environmental exposure, reducing strength and causing premature failure. What makes beetles especially interesting as a group is that the membranous hind-wings, which are the main lift generating surfaces, are generally much larger than the highly-modified fore-wings or elytra beneath which they are folded at rest. Rev. condensation process using plasma chemical patterns. The nanomechanical properties of multilayer elytron cuticle of. with a predominantly predaceous feeding habit. Besides, there are some experiments on optical properties [12,13], three-dimensional structure , mechanical properties [, , ], and structural colours of beetle forewings. Published on 27 September 2012 on http://pubs.rsc.org | doi:10.1039/C2RA21276E. reminiscent of the lotus leaf. architectural designs within the exoskeleton of this beetle, and examine the resulting Since beetle (Coleoptera, an order of insects) wings exhibit special functionalities, they have sparked worldwide research attention. 55 H. R. Hepburn and A. , 2006, pp. 3b–3f) and inside of scales, sharply bent at the marginal joint when folded. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia, 2010. The analysis revealed 53 elements (ranging in atomic weight from Na to Bi) occurring above the detection limit. 2c), creating a superhydrophobic system. changing needs, each elytron of the beetle, displays both hydrophilic or hydrophobic characteristics, with, the colored band regions displaying hydrophilic characteristics, dental-wax-cast filled with spur resin. A beetle's functional wings, which allow flying, are the hind wings. The difference, in angle between neighboring helicoidal plies is about 25, that between successive plies is about 85, structure has been found in the elytra of the carabid beetle, laminated laths consisting of smaller chitin fibrils embedded in a, protein matrix. The elytra are rigid. 56 (g), All figure content in this area was uploaded by Jiyu Sun, All content in this area was uploaded by Jiyu Sun on Oct 22, 2015, Structure and mechanical properties of beetle wings: a review, Received 25th June 2012, Accepted 27th September 2012, The elytra are rigid. venation and the distribution pattern of resilin will have an effect, probably results from the contraction of muscles attached to the. In this study, we demonstrated the snap-through and reverse snap-through mechanisms of the stag beetle elytra, which enable … These are periods of mixed Tate motives, which we discussed in Sect. 4g). Periods as functions of parameters in the case of families of algebraic varieties become interesting special functions, called (multiple) polylogarithms.Many questions about multiple zeta values and (multiple) polylogarithms are still open, in particular about their transcendence properties. Then we prove that there is no embedding of the phenomenologically symmetric geometry of two sets of rank (n + 1, n + 2) in the phenomenologically symmetric geometry of two sets of rank (n +1, n +3). 3i–3k, In beetles, the system responsible for the attachment of elytron, to thorax is composed of a few interlocking structures, located, between thorax and abdomen, and between the left and right, ). Loading direction: V, vertical direction; T, transverse direction; L, longitudinal direction; C, chordwise direction; S, spanwise direction. Then we discuss some of their algebraic properties and mention the work of Francis Brown and others, showing that multiple zeta values are precisely the periods of unramified mixed Tate motives.
2a); at the microscopic level, the peaks of these, bumps with no covering contrast the troughs covered by a wax, coating (Fig. design of co-opted fields of microtrichia and cuticle, in the elytra-to-body arresting mechanism in Tenebrionid Beetles. *
structure is apparent, but very regular fractures in the direction, roughly normal to the layers indicate a highly correlated stacking, of these layers in accordance with their biopolymeric photonic, edge is composed of a random network of interconnecting. email@example.com. basalar sclerite or, in some insects, to the subalar sclerite. for beetles to change color reversibly and rapidly for species and. Flexible tactile sensors have shown significant importance in various applications, including touch panels, artificial skins, human-machine interfaces, and wearable medical devices. 4309–4313, edited by A. Peppas and J. Their inner structure helps to provide light mass and high strength. tensile test, the mechanical properties of elytra appear to be, related to the arrangement of a tough type of anisotropic chitin, However, it is difficult to measure their local, mechanical properties, as they are highly structured biological, composite materials with micro-scale thickness. fly away from predators, this desert insect has extremely impact-resistant and crushresistant 2b). (a) Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) of longitudinal node grooves and the channel in the nodes in the elytron of dung beetle, Copris ochus Motschulsky. (a) Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) of longitudinal node grooves. When at rest, the wings are held over the back in most beetles, which may, involve longitudinal folding of the wing membrane and some-, times also transverse folding. For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals and books: For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals. The hydrophobic region exhibits robust water-repelling performance during the dynamic droplet impact. In this chapter, we present insight into the lightweight composite structure of the beetle forewing, including its mechanical properties and practical applications. Fig.
We study in some detail the very important class of periods called multiple zeta values (MZV). For hind wings, both veins and membranes consist of a double, layer of cuticle, a biological fibrous composite material with, mechanical properties ranging from very stiff to flexible. Micro-computed tomography technology was employed to obtain structural information about the rostrum, using 9 µm slices. band gap (PBG) structure has been developed which consists of, an anisotropic nematic layer sandwiched between two cholesteric, liquid-crystal layers with different helical pitches and, by doping, the anisotropic defect layer with a laser dye, an efficient lasing, The ultra-bright whiteness of certain beetle, scales has inspired the development of optimization principles, for the manufacture of white paper where it is normal to coat. by using nanoindentation instruments to characterize the mechanical properties of leg joints from three different insects: a beetle, a mantis, and a dragonﬂy nymph. Using inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), we established ionomic profiles in microsamples of two adjacent regions of an insect cuticle with a contrasting colour pattern, namely, the black and orange regions of the elytra of the aposematic burying beetle Nicrophorus vespillo. Export citations: BibTeX RIS with low contact stiffness and manifold surface structures. The elytra have an ingenious structure with superhydrophobic characteristics, a structural coloration and anti-adhesion characteristics. reflectors: structural color of Manuka beetles and titania coatings. sional photonic crystals, and diffraction gratings. Figure 1c depicts an adult figeater beetle with one of the elytra removed to expose a soft-tissue wing. involved contribution from the reciprocal lattice vectors of ( and ) or ( and ), respectively. Crossref. Classification of some beetle which have been investigated for structure and mechanical properties, The water-capturing surface of the fused elytra of the desert beetle Stenocara sp. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. A beetle’s functional wing, and wing locking system of elytra are imp, One of the greatest challenges for today’s engineering science is, In this regard, insects of extremely small size. Surfaces for Green Science and Technology, Bioinspired artificial photonic nanoarchitecture using the elytron, Symposium on Deployable Structures: Theory and Applications, edited by Pellegrino, S. and Guest, S. D., Kluwer Academic, Byun and J. R. Lukes, Wetting characteristics of insect wing, the microstructure of insect cuticle and the strength of a biomimetic, approach for creating thermally stable polyimide-coated honeycomb, 14 J. X. Chen, G. Z. Dai, Y. L. Xu and M. Iwamoto, Optimal. This is strongly connected to Grothendieck’s period conjecture.We start with the simplest and classical example of ζ(2). Bioinspiration opens up new directions in materials science, nanotechnology, photonics and several other fields of science, Since the beetle (Coleoptera, an order of, insect) is the most diverse insect order (comprising about 400, species) and exhibits some remarkable features, its wings have, Beetle wings are composed of a forewing (also known as, elytron) and a hind wing; see Fig. The obtained modulus in vertical direction, Polymers are ideal for forming a surface which will reproduce the, upon the scale of the features required, different printing, methods can be used to generate the features by depositing a, second material, or the polymer can be modified to render it, Namib Desert beetle, a method for printing superhydrophilic, nanoparticles alternate deposition technique has been developed, surfaces were created with water–2-propanol solutions of a, polyelectrolyte to produce surfaces with extreme hydrophobic, contrast. Motschulsky); EX, exocuticle; EN, endocuticle; FI. Flying insect seems to have the contrivance for protection and light weight. (1) The elytra has a lightweight border frame structure and has an optimal design, which includes variable cross-sections suitable for different positions and enables the required moment of inertia needed for flight. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. (c) the longitudinal direction. Water droplets impacting on the hydrophilic region of the wing cannot rebound, whereas those impacting on the hydrophobic region can retract and completely rebound. insects. In this study, a micro-tensile tester was used to investigate the mechanical properties of elytra cuticle of the dung beetle (Copris ochus Motschulsky). A beetle's functional wings, which allow flying, are the hind wings. This paper reviews the mechanical properties of beetle elytra. In this paper, the structure, mechanical properties and their relationship to function of beetle wings are discussed. all aspects of multiple zeta values is [BGF]. tubercles on the elytral surface of a black phase beetle (, (j) SEM image of wax filaments spreading from the tips of single, tubercles in response to low humidity in a light blue phase beetle, and (k) high magnification of individual wax filaments (, and (m) Scales on the dorsal surface and the surface of a single. 94 (e) SEM image of several partially overlapping green scales on the elytra of beetle Pachyrrhynchus argus . E: Stat., Nonlinear, Soft Matter Phys, 111 D. Voigt, H. Peisker and S. Gorb, Visualization of Epicuticular, Grease on the Covering Wings in the Colorado Potato Beetle: A. edited by B. Bhushan and H. Fuchs, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 113 V. Welch and J. Vigneron, Beyond butterflies- the diversity of. However, the very nature of forming a material in increments produces a set of characteristic defects (e.g., void formation due to incomplete merger of new material), which results in local heterogeneity and anisotropy. Figure 1d pro-vides an optical micrograph of a cross-section of an adult wing). are highly specialized for aquatic and semi-aquatic life, living, amongst sand grains and other particulates and grazing on films, Archostemata is the smallest suborder of beetles, comprising, approximately 35 recent species, and is consistently shown as the, (b) and (c) Optical images showing the arrangement of white scales imbricating the, (d) Optical image of the elytra of beetle, (e) SEM image of several partially overlapping green, (f) SEM image of diffraction grating of the elytra of the scarab beetle, Cryo SEM image of the elytron surface in a fresh female. Since elytra are highly structured, biological composite materials, it is difficult to measure their, local mechanical properties. The pace at which nanotheranostic technology for human disease is evolving has accelerated exponentially over the past five years. Two types of artiﬁcial wings driven by a shape memory alloy with 5V, 1.5A power supplyweredeveloped.Truongetal. Beetle wings are composed of a forewing (also known as elytron) and a hind wing. This may be a result of the composite effect of, the multilayer. A series of superhydrophobic, surfaces with patterns with smooth circular hydrophilic domains, were fabricated. with a bright yellow core or nucleus (Fig. by the humidity-dependent color change observed in the cuticle, of the Hercules beetle, a biomimetic thin-film-type humidity, sensor with nanoporous structures (three-dimensional photonic, humidity sensor changed from blue-green to red as the, A reversible interlocking was inspired by the wing-locking, microhairs (termed microtrichia) on the cuticular surface form, numerous hair-to-hair contacts to maximize lateral shear, Regularly arrayed microfibers are interconnected, when the upper and lower layers are brought in contact, which in, turn generates a high shear locking force against an in-plane, stretch (Fig. Structured color in nature is controlled by nano‐ and micro‐structured interfaces giving rise to a photonic bandgap. microstructure, such as curved multilayers, point of view of the optical mechanism, the iridescence, mechanisms observed in beetles can mainly be classified into, three mechanistic groups: multilayer reflectors, three-dimen-. Studies of the structural and mechanical properties in biological systems may improve the understanding of natural solutions and advance the design of novel artificial materials. These observations could be applied in developing tough, impact- and crushresistant This nanostructure manifested many remarkable and useful properties, which are attributable to the exceptional nature of CNTs along with the distinct characteristics (e.g., ultrahydrophobicity, self-cleaning, chemical sensing) of the insect's wings , ... (J.R. Raney).
of drops from a patterned superhydrophobic surface, H. Gehrke and R.W. Insets show an electron microscopy image of the nanograss structure and the chemica. Sample status: D, dry; F, fresh; UT, untanned; through arrays of microtrichia (Fig. wing surface can enhance its hydrophobicity and enable droplets. Ball, On the structure and mechanical, Wu, Y. Takanishi, K. Ishikawa and H. Takezoe, Electro-tunable, optical diode based on photonic band gap liquid-crystal hetero-, its laminated structure of the fore-wing of beetle, In. The order includes four suborders, Polyphaga, Adephaga, Myxophaga and Archostemata (ordered from highest, to lowest populated). Beetle wings are composed of a forewing (also known as elytron) and a hind wing. The gold colour of A. parvulus is achieved by a type of reflector which involves systematically changing optical thicknesses of the component layers with depth in the structure. Finally, perspectives on the current challenges as well as a brief outlook are presented. failure prevention of bio-materials and bio-structures. With modern methods of measurement it is possible to enter the structure – function relationship much more deeply, even down to a molecular level, which was not possible two and a half decades ago. Nanotechnology is committed to utilizing the intrinsic properties of materials and structures at submicroscopic-scale measures. The elytra are rigid. from 0.15–0.48 GPa and 4.34–8.16 GPa, respectively. From a standpoint of engineering applications, the high rigidity and strength of wings in large-sized beetles are attractive; however, the storing efficiency is not high.
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XX is the XXth reference in the list of references. (c) and (d) The. ) This can form a good basis for, the research and development of bioinspired materials, struc-, This work was supported by the National Natural Science, Foundation of China (grant no. A beetle's functional wings, which allow flying, are the hind wings. It was concluded that the rostrum provides an ideal biological template for the design of biocomposite materials and lightweight tube-shaped structures. It has been reported that the texture of the wing surface can. One impressive example is found in the exoskeletal forewings vertical and transverse directions using a nanoindenter. ) Since beetle (Coleoptera, an order of insects) wings exhibit special functionalities, they have sparked worldwide research attention. The light reflectors in the beetles Calloodes grayanus and Anoplognathus parvulus are examined. Models of elytron structure. The nanoinden-. Biomimetics, or more accurately, biological inspiration or bioinspiration, allows engineers and scientists to develop materials and devices of commercial interest by taking inspiration from nature. Zhu, Colorful humidity sensitive photonic crystal hydrogel, and wettability of dung beetles and potential biomimetic engineering, L. Q. Ren, Effects of biomimetic surface designs on furrow opener, Chen and C. Menon, DEM numerical simulation of abrasive wear. usedadoublefour-bar mechanism for the folding of artiﬁcial wings, but the Examples of bioinspired structure and materials are also, 1 – morphology; 2 – elytra internal structure; 3 – wettability; 4 – structural color; 5 – wing locking; 6 – hind wing folding;7 – mechanica, With more than 350 000 species, beetles are the largest order of. Insect Biotechnology, (Biologically-Inspired. Reference to Folding (Insecta, Coleoptera), Pensoft Publishers. A layer of melanin underlies the reflector of C, grayanus to absorb the transmitted portion of light and prevent its back-reflectance, which would otherwise alter the green colour. Earlier studies measured the mechanical properties of elytra but very few have tested the mechanical response of its whole structure. Their structure and mechanical properties information can be utilized to mimic them for industrial applications. (Fig. be observed that in the structure of the endocuticle, which is the, larger layer in Fig. Torrincolidae, Hyddroscaphiidae, and Sphaeriusidae. 8d). By the, This chapter partly follows the Diploma thesis of Benjamin Friedrich, see [Fri04]. surface have a hydrophobic character, as shown in Fig. The highly compact wing folding found in small-sized beetles is very interesting; however, the weakness in the mechanical properties of the wings limits the possible applications. Gradient wettability is important for some living organisms. (a) Small water droplets sprayed on a (PAA/PAH/silica nanoparticle/semi-fluorosilane) superhydrophobic surface with, m amino-polystyrene microspheres. 3d).
11b. We also sketch the relation between multiple zeta values and periods of moduli spaces of marked curves. Based on the D-H method, a kinematic model of wings is established to analyze the dihedral angle of adjacent plates. of the elytron cuticle of the Rose chafer beetle, scanning images of the dry elytra after the test in (a) the vertical direction (the circle shows one indent), (b) the transverse direction, and, (yellow mealworm) at various tanning stages were tested, ) increase by nearly 20-fold, whereas the frequency, diminishes. We determined the relationship between composition and mechanical properties of elytra (modified forewings that are composed primarily of highly sclerotized dorsal and less sclerotized ventral cuticles) from the beetles Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle) and Tenebrio molitor (yellow mealworm). Moreover, field observation was conducted to determine the motion behaviors of the rostrum on the weevil. grease smeared over the surface is visible. 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