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Mechanochemistry: Inspiration from Biology

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.

Print publication date: 30 Oct 2017
Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-146-1
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-388-5
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-239-3
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series