Biomimetic Materials Chemistry

Biomimetic Materials Chemistry

by Stephen Mann
     
 

This book provides a unified state-of-the-art approach to the application of biological products and processes in materials research. While biomimetrics has been defined as the imitation of biological processes, "Biomimetric Materials Chemistry" goes beyond this limited definition. The work demonstrates the diversity and multifaceted dimensions of biomimetric… See more details below

Overview

This book provides a unified state-of-the-art approach to the application of biological products and processes in materials research. While biomimetrics has been defined as the imitation of biological processes, "Biomimetric Materials Chemistry" goes beyond this limited definition. The work demonstrates the diversity and multifaceted dimensions of biomimetric materials chemistry which is often only loosely associated with the direct imitation of natural processes. The book proves the field is united in the vision that the design and fabrication of new "unnatural" materials can be refined by a knowledge and understanding of related "natural" products and processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560816690
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Biomineralization and Biomimetic Materials Chemistry1
2Biomimetic Strategies and Materials Processing41
3Biogenic Cadmium Sulfide Semiconductors69
4Biomimetic Synthesis of Nanoscale Particles in Organized Protein Cages91
5Biomimetic Approaches to Nanostructural Fabrication117
6Template-Directed Nucleation and Growth of Inorganic Materials143
7Construction of Organized Particulate Films by the Langmuir-Blodgett Technique175
8Organization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Electrical Spectroscopies221
9Polyamino Acids as Antiscalants, Dispersants, Antifreezes, and Absorbent Gelling Materials249
10Bacterial Fibers and Their Mineralized Products: Bionites279
11Biomimetic Inorganic - Organic Composites315
12Organoceramic Nanocomposites337
13Ceramics Processing with Biogenic Additives361
Index379

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