Dynamics of topological defects and structural synchronization in a forming periodic tissue

  title={Dynamics of topological defects and structural synchronization in a forming periodic tissue},
  author={Maksim Beliaev and D. Z{\"o}llner and Alexandra Pacureanu and Paul Zaslansky and Ilia Zlotnikov},
  journal={Nature Physics},
Living organisms form a large variety of hierarchically structured extracellular functional tissues. Remarkably, these materials exhibit regularity and structural coherence across multiple length scales, far beyond the size of a single cell. Here, synchrotron-based nanotomographic imaging in combination with machine-learning-based segmentation is used to reveal the structural synchronization process of nacre forming in the shell of the mollusc Unio pictorum . We show that the emergence of this… 
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