By Jürgen Engel
This monograph presents a accomplished and up to date method on biomineralization. The topical concentration of the publication lies at the query of ways matrix proteins and cells catalyze and keep an eye on mineralization in organisms. fresh advances within the figuring out of biomineralization aid to raised comprehend biomaterials, specifically their mechanical houses. the objective viewers essentially contains practitioners and learn specialists within the box, however the booklet can also be priceless for graduate scholars.
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Here, the steps of biological evolution are substituted by human intelligence and rational design based on knowledge of mechanical laws. Nevertheless, why is it so popular in material science to learn from biology? In my view, the exceptional features of biological materials are connected to the sophisticated morphogenesis and shape determination of organelles and biological tissues. Features such as the interwoven microcrystals in enamel or the complicated shape of the glass house of diatoms are not easily produced by chemical or physical methods.
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A Critical Survey of Biomineralization: Control, Mechanisms, Functions and Material Properties by Jürgen Engel