Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. A Materiomics Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 3-25
    3. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 27-60
    4. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 61-107
    5. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 109-169
  3. Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 173-211
    3. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 213-263
    4. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 265-296
  4. Applied Biomateriomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 299-356
    3. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 357-398
    4. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 399-424
    5. Steven W. Cranford, Markus J. Buehler
      Pages 425-430
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 431-438

About this book

Introduction

Biomateriomics introduces a comprehensive toolset and detailed case studies that can unlock Nature’s secret to high performance materials such as spider silk, bone, and nacre. It aims to elucidate the role of materials in the progression, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and how such understanding can pave the way for new, bioinspired material systems.  Focusing on the examination of universal links between processes, structures, and properties across multiple scales – the materiome – this book demonstrates how system functionality and system failure can be explained from the level of building blocks and their fundamental interactions.

The ongoing convergence of biology, mathematics and engineering as well as computational and experimental techniques have resulted in the toolset necessary to describe complex material systems, from nano to macro, from molecules to function.  Case studies include the analysis of key biological materials, the transfer of biological material principles towards biomimetic and bioinspired applications, and the exploration of diseases in which materials failure plays a critical role.   Readers will find an analytical discussion of the experimental and numerical techniques along with a review of required biological, mathematical and physics fundamentals.

Providing an extensive review of a range of hierarchical biological materials, Biomateriomics is a valuable reference for materials scientists and engineers interested in the progress of ideas and future research challenges in biomaterials.

Keywords

Bioinspired and biomimetic materials Integration of natural systems with engineered systems Interfaces between living and non-living systems Linking numerical results to mesoscopic and macroscopic scales Materiome definition Multiscale modeling and simulations The universality-diversity paradigm What is the materiome

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven W. Cranford
    • 1
  • Markus J. Buehler
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil and Environmental EngineeringMITCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.MITBoxfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1611-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1610-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1611-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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