IJAT Vol.10 No.1 pp. 4-15
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2016.p0004


Functional Texture Design and Texturing Processes

Nobuyuki Moronuki

Tokyo Metropolitan University
6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan

August 4, 2015
October 16, 2015
Online released:
January 4, 2016
January 5, 2016
texture, functionality, processes, top-down, bottom-up

Various functions can be obtained by applying regular patterns or textures to surfaces. Depending on the function, the required dimensions of the texture, such as the pitch, vary over a wide range: from nanometers for optical function to millimeters for friction. In addition, the high aspect ratio of the cross sectional profile or the hierarchical structure of a micro- or nano-structure is required to control the wettability, for example. This paper reviews various texturing processes as well as the functionalities thus attained and their application.

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