Kotov and his team developed a robotic machine that build materials one nanoscale layer after another
Nacre, also known as mother of pearl Image: Tom Meijer
October 22, 2007 Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a light-weight, transparent composite plastic that’s as strong as steel. The material mimics the brick-and-mortar molecular structure of mother of pearl, the iridescent lining of mussel and oyster shells, which is built layer by layer and is one of the toughest natural mineral based materials.
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