Biomimetic materials

Julian F V Vincent

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In materials processing, Nature replaces the massive use of energy (for example high temperatures or harsh chemical reactions) with the use of information (which equates with structure at all levels, molecule to ecosystem). Indeed, most of the exceptional functionality of biological materials is due to their complex structure, driven by their chemical composition and morphology derived from DNA. It is here that the most important aspect of biomimetics emerges, and it has the power to redesign engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3140-3147
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


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