Wetting agent reduces surface tension: mammals
Alveoli in mammalian lungs manage surface tension through use of a wetting agent whose concentration varies with alveolar expansion.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Laundry detergents that adjust to surface tension, microparts that self-assemble using surface tension.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Laundry detergents that adjust to surface tension, microparts that self-assemble using surface tension.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Cleaning, microelectronics