Impact-resistant nacre-like transparent materials

@article{Yin2019ImpactresistantNT,
  title={Impact-resistant nacre-like transparent materials},
  author={Zhen Yin and Florent Hannard and Francois Barthelat},
  journal={Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={364},
  pages={1260 - 1263}
}
Nacre-inspired toughened glass Nacre is a biological composite that is present in seashells. This composite contains a small amount of organic material that toughens brittle ceramics, such that a highly regular three-dimensional brick-and-mortar assembly of microscopic mineral tablets is bonded together with biopolymers. Synthetic nacres have not been able to capture the large-scale sliding of the bricks that is key to enhancing toughness. Yin et al. applied this model to toughening glass… 
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