Emergence in Biomimetic Materials Systems

  title={Emergence in Biomimetic Materials Systems},
  author={Thomas Speck and Olga Speck},
  journal={Emergence and Modularity in Life Sciences},
  • T. SpeckO. Speck
  • Published 2019
  • Materials Science
  • Emergence and Modularity in Life Sciences
The importance of emergent characteristics in the knowledge transfer from biological role models to biomimetic materials systems is discussed. After a brief definition of biomimetics and a description of the two basic approaches to develop biomimetic materials systems and products, we attempt to discern different types of emergence important in biomimetics. Emergent characteristics occurring in the materials systems may concern the same physical property (type 1) or a different physical… 

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