New Material Mimics Strength, Toughness of Mother of Pearl

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Press Release by American Chemical Society

SUTD: Hemant Kumar Raut, Rupambika Das & Javier G. Fernandez
MIT: Alan F. Schwartzman & Caroline A. Ross
Stony Brook University: Fan Liu & Lifeng Wang

In the summer, many people enjoy walks along the beach looking for seashells. Among the most prized are those that contain iridescent mother of pearl (also known as nacre) inside. But many beachcombers would be surprised to learn that shimmery nacre is one of nature’s strongest, most resilient materials.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2020/7/New-material-mimics-strength-toughness-of-nacre

2021-09-27T15:20:29+00:00