Biological Materials Science: Biological Materials, Bioinspired Materials, and Biomaterials (Hardcover)

Marc André Meyers, Po-Yu Chen

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2014-07-31
  • 售價: $2,400
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,280
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 644
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1107010454
  • ISBN-13: 9781107010451
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Taking a unique materials science approach, this text introduces students to the basic concepts and applications of materials and biomedical engineering and prepares them for the challenges of the new interdisciplinary field of biomaterials science. Split into three sections - Basic Biology Principles, Biological Materials, and Bioinspired Materials and Biomimetics - it presents biological materials along with the structural and functional classification of biopolymers, bioelastomers, foams, and ceramic composites. More traditional biomimetic designs such as Velcro are then discussed in conjunction with new developments that mimic the structure of biological materials at the molecular level, mixing nanoscale with biomolecular designs. Bioinspired design of materials and structures is also covered. Focused presentations of biomaterials are presented throughout the text in succinct boxes, emphasising biomedical applications, whilst the basic principles of biology are explained, so no prior knowledge is required. The topics are supported by approximately 500 illustrations, solved problems, and end-of-chapter exercises.

Key Features

  • Materials science based approach, combining biological principles with structure-property relationships
  • Covers biological materials and bioinspired materials
  • Solved examples, end-of-chapter problems, solutions manual and PowerPoint slides

    Table of Contents
    1. Evolution of materials science and engineering: from natural to bioinspired materials
    Part I. Basic Biology Principles:
    2. Self assembly, hierarchy, and evolution
    3. Basic building blocks
    4. Cells
    5. Biomineralization
    Part II. Biological Materials:
    6. Silicate and calcium carbonate-based composites
    7. Calcium phosphate-based composites
    8. Biological polymers and polymer composites
    9. Biological elastomers
    10. Biological foams (porous solids)
    11. Functional biological materials
    Part III. Bioinspired Materials and Biomimetics:
    12. Bioinspired materials
    13. Molecular-based biomimetics