Layered nanocomposites inspired by the structure and mechanical properties of nacre.

@article{Wang2012LayeredNI,
  title={Layered nanocomposites inspired by the structure and mechanical properties of nacre.},
  author={Jianfeng Wang and Qunfeng Cheng and Zhiyong Tang},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={1111-29}
}
Nacre (mother-of-pearl), made of inorganic and organic constituents (95 vol% aragonite calcium carbonate (CaCO(3)) platelets and 5 vol% elastic biopolymers), possesses a unique combination of remarkable strength and toughness, which is compatible for conventional high performance materials. The excellent mechanical properties are related to its hierarchical structure and precisely designed organic-inorganic interface. The rational design of aragonite platelet strength, aspect ratio of aragonite… CONTINUE READING
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