CHAPTER 1: Mechanochemistry: Inspiration from Biology
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. Mechanochemistry refers to the study of the evolution of the formation and disruption of chemical bonds upon application of an external force. In this chapter, the roles of mechanical forces in different biological systems are highlighted along with mechanisms and mechanotransduction pathways showing how complex biological systems can provide inspiration for materials design. Examples of how mechano-based systems have been mimicked by other scientists are also discussed including self-healing systems.
RSC Polymer Chemistry Series
(2018). CHAPTER 1: Mechanochemistry: Inspiration from Biology. RSC Polymer Chemistry Series, 2018-January(26), 1-35.
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