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Handbook of Biomineralization: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation

Handbook of Biomineralization: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation

Edmund Bäuerlein (Editor), Peter Behrens (Editor), Matthias Epple (Editor), Jeremy Pickett-Heaps (Foreword by), Stephen Mann (Foreword by), Wolfgang Pompe (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61944-3

Mar 2008

1349 pages

Select type: Online Book

Description

This first comprehensive overview of the modern aspects of biomineralization represents life and materials science at its best: Bioinspired pathways are the hot topics in many disciplines and this holds especially true for biomineralization.
Here, the editors -- all well-known members of associations and prestigious institutes -- have assembled an international team of renowned authors to provide first-hand research results.
From the contents:
VOLUME 1: BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND STRUCTURE FORMATION
Silica-Hydrated Polysilicondioxide
Iron Sulfides and Oxides
Calcium Carbonates and Sulfates
Calcium Phosphates

VOLUME 2: BIOMIMETIC AND BIOINSPIRED CHEMISTRY
Biometic Model Systems in Biomineralization
The Biomineral Approach to Bionics
Bio-inspired Materials Synthesis
Bio-supported Materials Chemistry
Protein Cages as Size-contrained Reaction Vessels
Encapsulation
Imaging of Internal Nanostructures of Biominerals

VOLUME 3: MEDICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS
Bone
Teeth
Pathological Calcifications

An interdisciplinary must-have account, for biochemists, bioinorganic chemists, lecturers in chemistry and biochemistry, materials scientists, biologists, and solid state physicists.

With forewords by Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps, Stephen Mann, and Wolfgang Pompe.
VOLUME 1: BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND STRUCTURE FORMATION
Silica-Hydrated Polysilicondioxide
Iron Sulfides and Oxides
Calcium Carbonates and Sulfates
Calcium Phosphates

VOLUME 2: BIOMIMETIC AND BIOINSPIRED CHEMISTRY
Biometic Model Systems in Biomineralization
The Biomineral Approchach to Bionics
Bio-inspired Materials Synthesis
Bio-supported Materials Chemistry
Protein Cages as Size-contrained Reaction Vessels
Encapsulation
Imaging of Internal Nanostructures of Biominerals

VOLUME 3: MEDICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS
Bone
Teeth
Pathological Calcifications
"The editors have made a heroic effort to cover all the areas of this vast subject: I am full of admiration for their vast amount of work and for the results they have achieved … .The highlights are … in the attempts to bridge the gaps between structure, function, morphology and genetics—a very difficult enterprise indeed." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, January 2009)