Saman Hosseinpour published a paper in Surfaces and Interfaces in a collaboration with researchers from FUM (Iran) and Pittsburg-Sichuan University (China)

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Nature is full of surprises and over >million years of evolution living organisms have found the absolute best ways of survival.

In this work, Saman and his colleagues examined the mechano-bactericidal properties of wing surfaces of two different Psalmocharias cicada species, using AFM, SEM, and CFU counting. In this interdisciplinary research, they reveal how minor differences in the nanostructure of the wing surface affect the chance of bacteria survival on cicadas wings.

AFM (Atomic force microscopy)
SEM (Scanning electron microscopy)
CFU (Colony-forming unit)

Read more about this work “Exploring mechano-bactericidal nature of Psalmocharias cicadas wings: an analytical nanotopology investigation based on atomic force microscopy characterization”, here.