Bioinspired Engineering of Thermal Materials

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A comprehensive overview and summary of recent achievements and the latest trends in bioinspired thermal materials. <br> Following an introduction to different thermal materials and their effective heat transfer to other materials, the text discusses heat detection materials that are inspired by biological systems, such as fire beetles and butterflies. There then follow descriptions of materials with thermal management functionality, including those for evaporation and condensation, heat transfer and thermal insulation materials, as modeled on snake skins, polar bears and fire-resistant trees. A discussion of thermoresponsive materials with thermally switchable surfaces and controllable nanochannels as well as those with high thermal conductivity and piezoelectric sensors is rounded off by a look toward future trends in the bioinspired engineering of thermal materials.<br> Straightforward and well structured, this is an essential reference for newcomers as well as experienced researchers in this exciting field.

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