Materials Design Inspired by Nature
Edited by Peter Fratzl, John Dunlop and Richard Weinkamer
The inner architecture of a material can have an
astonishingeffect on its overall properties and is vital to understand
designing new materials. Nature is a master at designing hierarchical
structures and so researchers are looking at biological examples for
inspiration, specifically to understand how nature arranges the inner
architectures for a particular function in order to apply these design
principles into man-made materials.
Materials Design Inspired by Nature is the first book to address the
relationship between the inner architecture of natural materials and
their physical properties for materials design. The book explores
examples from plants, the marine world, arthropods and bacteria, where
the inner architecture is exploited to obtain specific mechanical,
optical or magnetic properties along with how these design principles
are used in man-made products. Details of the experimental methods used
to investigate hierarchical structures are also given.
Written by leading experts in bio-inspired materials research, this is
essential reading for anyone developing new materials.
- Architectured Materials: An Alternative to Microstructure
Control for Structural
- Materials Design? A Possible Playground for Bio-inspiration?
- Bone Structural Adaptation and Wolff’s Law
- Understanding Hierarchy and Functions of Bone Using
Scanning X-ray Scattering
- Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy to Explore Early
Stages of Bio(mimetic)
- Collagen-based Materials for Tissue Repair, from
Bio-inspired to Bio-mimetic
- Materials Design Inspired by Tree and Wood Architecture
- Raman Microscopy: Insights into the Chemistry and Structure
of Biological Materials
Series: RSC Smart Materials
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publishing date: 30/06/2013
Target Audience: Professional and scholarly
Size: 234 x 156 mm
BIC: PN, TBN, TGM
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