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Title

The dynamics of nacre self-assembly

AuthorsCartwright, Julyan H. E. ; Checa, Antonio G.
KeywordsBiomineralization
Nacre
Molluscs
β-chitin
Issue DateJun-2007
PublisherRoyal Society (Great Britain)
CitationJournal of the Royal Society Interface 4(14): 491-504 (2007)
AbstractWe show how nacre and pearl construction in bivalve and gastropod molluscs can be understood in terms of successive processes of controlled self-assembly from the molecular- to the macro-scale. This dynamics involves the physics of the formation of both solid and liquid crystals and of membranes and fluids to produce a nanostructured hierarchically constructed biological composite of polysaccharides, proteins and mineral, whose mechanical properties far surpass those of its component parts.
Description15 pages, 8 figures,
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2006.0188
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/18512
DOI10.1098/​rsif.2006.0188
ISSN1471-2962
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