May 2023

  • History of the Discovery of the Lotus Effect

Almost 50 years after the discovery (Heidelberg 1973-1977 and Bonn 1987-1997) of the Lotus Effect a short history appeared in a just published comprehensive handbook: Barthlott, W. (2023): Self-Cleaning Surfaces in Plants: The Discovery of the Lotus Effect as a Key Innovation for BiomimeticTechnologies. -  in: Zhang X, Tryk D, Irie H & A. Fujishima (Eds.)  Handbook of Self-Cleaning Surfaces and Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications, Chapter 15, pp. 359-369 - Wiley-VCH,