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Biomimetic bricks inspired by mother of pearl

by Charlie Quigg, RSC last modified 04-10-13 09:05 AM Copyright 2013, RSC
Biomimetic bricks inspired by mother of pearl

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Chinese chemists have developed a new nacre-like material which is stronger than natural nacre and most other composites.

Nacre, which is also known as mother of pearl, is a naturally occurring composite formed from calcium carbonate and biopolymers that create a brickwork structure. It is also nearly a thousand times stronger than any of its component parts and a major target for biomimetic synthesis.  More...

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/04/biomimetic-bricks-mother-pearl-nacre-graphene-fibroin

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