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Biomimetic Materials Chemistry

Stephen Mann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-18597-0 December 1995 400 Pages


* Provides new insights into materials science
* Indicates the value of biology in materials science
* Demonstrates how new interdisciplinary studies are influencing the fields of materials science and chemistry
* Surveys this new field and shows what progress has been made as well as indicating the potential of these applications
* Leading scientists review biomimetic approaches to the synthesis and processing of nanoparticles, thin patterned films, ceramics, and organic-inorganic composites
* Focuses on molecule synthesis, templating, organized construction and microstructural processing of biomimetic materials
related titles are:
- Meyers: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Silver: Biocompatibility Vol.1: Polymers
From the Contents:
Biomineralization and Biomimetic Chemistry/
Biomimetic Strategies and Materials Processing/ Biogenic Cadmium Sulfide Semiconductors/
Biomimetic Synthesis of Nanoscale Particles in Organized Protein Cages/
Biomimetic Approaches to Nanoscale Fabrication/
Template-directed Nucleation and Growth of Inorganic Materials/
Construction of Organized Particulate Films by the Langmuir-Blodgett Technique/
Organization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Electrical Spectroscopies/
Polyamino Acids as Antiscalants, Dispersants, Antifreezes and Absorbent Gelling Materials/
Bacterial Fibers and their Mineralized Products: Bionites/
Biomimetic Inorganic-organic Composites/
Organoceramic Nanocomposites/
Ceramics Processing with Biogenic Additives.