Rigid Biological Systems as Models for Synthetic Composites

  title={Rigid Biological Systems as Models for Synthetic Composites},
  author={G. Mayer},
  pages={1144 - 1147}
  • G. Mayer
  • Published 2005
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Advances that have been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying the mechanical behavior of a number of biological materials (namely mollusk shells and sponge spicules) are discussed here. Attempts at biomimicry of the structure of a nacreous layer of a mollusk shell have shown reasonable success. However, they have revealed additional issues that must be addressed if new synthetic composite materials that are based on natural systems are to be constructed. Some of the important… CONTINUE READING
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