Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

Low-cost, environmentally friendly method for making synthetic nacre has potential across many sectors Mother-of-pearl is one of the most intriguing and intensely studied materials found in nature. Also known as nacre, it is a natural composite, consisting of layers of protein-and mineral-based substances. It is lightweight, immensely tough and stiff, providing an important component within […] The post Bacterial route to mother-of-pearl may provide shelter for lunar explorers appeared first on The Engineer.

Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

The strongest synthetic materials are often those that intentionally mimic nature.

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Bacterial route to mother-of-pearl may provide shelter for lunar explorers

Low-cost, environmentally friendly method for making synthetic nacre has potential across many sectors Mother-of-pearl is one of the most intriguing and intensely studied materials found in ...

Fri 26 Apr 19 from The Engineer

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