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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Grumbein, Stefan; Minev, Dionis; Tallawi, Marwa; Boettcher, Kathrin; Prade, Friedrich; Pfeiffer, Franz; Grosse, Christian Ulrich; Lieleg, Oliver 
Title:
Hydrophobic Properties of Biofilm-Enriched Hybrid Mortar 
Abstract:
A mortar hybrid material is presented in which biomineralization processes are stimulated by adding a biological component, i.e., bacterial biofilm, to standard mortar. A material is obtained that exhibits increased roughness on the microscale and the nanoscale. Accordingly, the hybrid mortar not only resists wetting but also suppresses the uptake of water by capillary forces. 
Keywords:
Biofilms; Biomineralization; Lotus effect; Roughness; Wetting resistance 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
500 Naturwissenschaften 
Journal title:
Advanced Materials 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
28 
Journal issue:
37 
Pages contribution:
8138-8143 
Covered by:
Scopus 
Fulltext / DOI:
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell 
E-ISSN:
0935-9648 
Date of publication:
08.07.2016 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet für Biomechanik