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Hierachically Structured Materials: Volume 255. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2129122
  • Book
  • September 1992
  • Region: Global
  • 464 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.
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Preface; Acknowledgments; Materials Research Society Symposium proceedings;

Part I - Structures, Properties and Design Rules in Hierarchical Materials in Nature:
1. Characterization of the complex matrix of mytilus edulis shell and the implications for biometric ceramics;
2. A hierarchically structured model composite: a tem study of the hard tissue of red abalone;
3. Self-organization (assembly) in biosynthesis of silk fibers - a hierarchical problem;
4. Physics of complex-biological membranes and cell interfaces;
5. Self-assembly of bacterial macrofibers: a system based upon hierarchies of helices;

Part II - Synthetic Hierarchical Structures and Design Rules:
6. Polymer liquid crystals and their blends: a hierarchy of structures;
7. Hierarchical structures in liquid crystalline polymers;
8. Conductive composite fibers with a rigid-rod matrix;
9. Structural and morphological features of synthetic and natural polymers;

Part III - Composite Structures and Mechanical Properties:
10. Mechanical behaviour of hierarchical synthetic composites;
11. Hierarchy in extended chain polymers;
12. The influence of reinforcing fibers on the morphology and crystallization of thermoplastic polymer composites;
13. Polymer microlayer composites;
14. Characterizing hierarchical structures of natural ivory;
15. Hierarchical structure of a natural composite: insect cuticle;
16. Structure-mechanical property relationships in a biological ceramic-polymer composite: nacre;
17. Failure problems in composites;

Part IV - Pattern Formation in Synthetic and Natursal Composites:
18. DNA binding to conducting polymer films;
19. a-Hemolysin: a self-assembling protein pore with potential applications in the synthesis of new materials;
20. Cluster assembly of hierarchical nanostructures;
21. Design and synthesis of metals (tungsten) with structural hierarchy for very high temperatures;

Part V - Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Hierarchically Structured Materials:
22. Hierarchical structure and light scattering in the cornea;
23. Nonlinear optical properties of hierarchical systems;
24. Biometric sensors and actuators;
25. Dielectric permittivities at x-band frequencies of conductive fibers aligned in polymer matrices;
26. Eukaryotic transduction pathways and man-made systems compared;
27. Morphology control of the electrochromic effect in tungsten oxide thin films;
28. Hierarchical design of electrochromic glasses;

Part VI - Scaling and Structural Characterization in Hierarchical Natural and Synthetic Structures:
29. Imaging of hierarchically structured materials;
30. Statistical mechanics of phase transitions with a hierarchy of structures;
31. Hierarchical tilings;
32. Disorder and scaling in regular and hierarchical composites;
33. Hierarchical structures that arise from self-assembling systems Edmund A. Di Marzio;
34. Hierarchical cellular materials;

Part VII - Processing of Synthetic Hierarchical Structures:
35. Hierarchically structured materials generated in membrane mimetic systems: nanosized particle production of CdS and ZnS at monolayers;
36. Biometric mineralization of an aligned, self-assembled collagenous matrix;

Part VIII - Molecular Design of Hierarchical Structures:
37. Structural polysaccharides in molecular architecture of plant cell walls - from algae to hardwoods;
38. Hierarchical structure and physical properties of natural cellulosic fibers;
39. Toward monodisperse poly(?-benzyl a, l-glutamate): uniform, polar, molecular rods;
40. Hierarchical and modulable hydrophobic folding and self-assembly in elastic protein-based polymers: implications for signal transduction;
41. Self-assembled a-helical polypeptide films;
42. Design of protein-producing bioreactors for self-assembling systems; Author index; Subject index.
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Ilhan A. Aksay Princeton University, New Jersey.

Eric Baer Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

Mehmet Sarikaya University of Washington.

David A. Tirrell University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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