Researchers have created a strong and flexible, nacre-like material suited to aircraft and biomedical applications. Posted May 27 2003
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=112 | 14 Nov 2003
In addition to its iridescent beauty, mother of pearl, or nacre, the inner
lining of the shells of abalone, mussels and certain other mollusks, is also
renowned for an amazing strength and...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=8888 | 25 Nov 2008
Nacre, commonly known as mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent material lining many mollusk shells.
It is part of a two-layer armor system that protects the animal from predators. The brittle outer...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=21481 | 4 Feb 2011
A two-year grant is allowing researchers at UCR's
Bourns College of Engineering to unlock the secrets behind the enormous strength
of the inner pearly layer (nacre) of the abalone shell so it...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=7702 | 18 Sep 2008
Unlike most biological membranes, polymeric, nanometer-thin membranes are very stable and can withstand considerable pressure.
This is an essential requirements for separation processes such as in...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19343 | 6 Sep 2010
The Molecular materials research group within the Department of Applied Physics in collaboration with VTT and Royal Institute of Technology show the first example of light-weight but mechanically...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=16635 | 24 Mar 2010
A chance encounter with a Humboldt squid on a fishing trip left quite an impression
on James Weaver, a research associate at UCR's
Bourns College of Engineering. In fact, the lasting...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=9710 | 3 Feb 2009
Nanotechnology is particularly relevant to both the utility and fabrication of self-healing materials. For example, as devices reach nanoscale dimensions, it becomes critical to establish means of...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2681 | 9 Sep 2010