79th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium
SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS OF BIOINSPIRED NANOMATERIALS
Structuring of materials on the nanoscale is widely heralded as the future route to the synthesis of a new generation of materials. Inspiration for such materials and their synthesis under ambient conditions can be found in many guises within biology. For example, hierarchical structuring of materials such as the abalone shell endows the traditionally poor engineering material calcium carbonate with superior mechanical properties, which the structure of the protein shell of the ferritin molecule has evolved to uniquely promote formation of a nanoparticle of ferrihydrite within the protein.
use of biological systems as an inspiration for the synthesis of nanomaterials
will form the basis for this symposium.
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