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Nat Mater. 2005 Apr;4(4):277-88.

Biomimetism and bioinspiration as tools for the design of innovative materials and systems.

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Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 4 place Jussieu, Tour 54, 5eme etage, 75005 Paris, France.


Materials found in nature combine many inspiring properties such as sophistication, miniaturization, hierarchical organizations, hybridation, resistance and adaptability. Elucidating the basic components and building principles selected by evolution to propose more reliable, efficient and environment-respecting materials requires a multidisciplinary approach.

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