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Sea urchin-inspired cement could enable more fracture-resistant concrete

By April Gocha / December 12, 2017

Researchers at the University of Konstanz in Germany have shown that they can engineer stronger cement by giving the material a nano-level brick and mortar structure. Adding polymer binders into cement to control its nanostructure, the researchers developed a material 40–100 times more fracture resistant than standard concrete.

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Thermal spray fabricates nature-inspired ceramic composites that mimic nacre

By April Gocha / July 6, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.

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