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The Nacre: An Ancient Nanostructured Biomaterial

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Pina Martínez, Carlos Manuel and Checa, A.G. and Saínz-Díaz, C.I. and Cartwhright, J.H.E. (2013) The Nacre: An Ancient Nanostructured Biomaterial. Acta futura, 6 . pp. 37-42. ISSN 2309-1940

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Abstract

Nacre is a much appreciated natural material which forms in the interior of numerous mollusc shells. Its remarkable optical and mechanical properties are due to a highly nanostructured combination of inorganic and organic components, which has not been reproduced by any industrial process to date. In this paper we briefly review the current knowledge on the composition, structure, properties and mechanisms of formation of this iconic biomaterial.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nacre
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Crystallography
ID Code:49980
Deposited On:08 Nov 2018 11:47
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:46

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