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The benefits of structural disorder in natural cellular solids

  title={The benefits of structural disorder in natural cellular solids},
  author={Derek Aranguren van Egmond and Bosco Yu and Sahar Choukir and Shaohua Fu and Chandra Veer Singh and Glenn D. Hibbard and Benjamin D. Hatton},
Architected cellular materials in nature such as trabecular bone and woods exhibit disordered porous structure that is neither fully random, nor perfectly ordered, and has not been systematically quantified before. We have used Voronoi cell patterning to quantify disorder for a range of biological and engineered cellular materials, using a ‘disorder parameter’ (δ). Ranges of disorder appear to be typical to certain plant, animal and fungi cellular materials. Using 3D printing and numerical… 

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