Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 24, pp 8449–8453 | Cite as

Crispatotrochus-mimicking coatings improve the flexural properties of organic fibres

  • Daniela Graf Stillfried
  • Martti Toivakka
  • Parvez Alam


This brief communication describes the application and utility of thin film coral-mimetic coatings to natural fibres and provides quantitative values for the actual enhancement of their flexural properties.


Calcium Carbonate Natural Fibre Vaterite Flax Fibre Flexural Modulus 
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The corresponding author, Parvez Alam, is grateful to the Marine Biology Group, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, for help in gathering the coral specimens. Parvez Alam is also grateful to the Ella and George Ehrnrooth Foundation, the Svenska Tekniska Vetenskapsakademien and the Kaute Foundation, Finland for supporting this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Graf Stillfried
    • 1
  • Martti Toivakka
    • 1
  • Parvez Alam
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Functional MaterialsAbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

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