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Organic Matrix Templating and Function in an Ultrahard Biological Composite

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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University of California - Riverside

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The long-term objective of this project was to understand the mechanisms of nanostructural development in mineralizing environments and relate them to creating hierarchical nanostructures that afford impressive functional properties, specifically in unique abrasion resistant and damage-tolerant composites. The progress from this work will enable the development of the necessary tools for the design and fabrication of cost-effective and environmentally friendly engineering materials that mimic key design elements and performance properties present in biological systems.

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  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Miscellaneous Materials

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[A, Approved For Public Release]