Biomimetic materials


Vincent, J. F. V., 2008. Biomimetic materials. Journal of Materials Research, 23 (12), pp. 3140-3147.

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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.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsVincent, J. F. V.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
Centre for Biomimetics & Natural Technologies
ID Code12502
Additional InformationID number: doi:10.1557/jmr.2008.0380


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