22 April 2016 The butterfly proboscis as a fiber-based, self-cleaning, micro-fluidic system
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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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Kostantin G. Kornev, Kostantin G. Kornev, Daria Monaenkova, Daria Monaenkova, Peter H. Adler, Peter H. Adler, Charles E. Beard, Charles E. Beard, Wah-Keat Lee, Wah-Keat Lee, } "The butterfly proboscis as a fiber-based, self-cleaning, micro-fluidic system", Proc. SPIE 9797, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2016, 979705 (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218941; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218941
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