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Under Pressure: New Bioinspired Material Can ‘Shapeshift’ to External Forces

releases.jhu.edu
  • Scientists replicate common feature of human bones and colorful coral reefs—adjustable mineral deposits (essentially, they get harder to counteract force).
  • This feature has been applied to a new material, and successfully tested in a laboratory environment.
  • There have been other approaches to replicate this natural feature in materials, but this new approach is simple, low-cost, and doesn’t require extra energy.
  • It could potentially lead to a “new class of self-regenerating materials that can self-reinforce” when damaged, making way for new types of medical devices.
  • This study also adds a lot of new insights to what scientists know about dynamic materials and the process of remineralization.

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