Magnetically actuated functional gradient nanocomposites for strong and ultra-durable biomimetic interfaces/surfaces

Zhengzhi Wang, Xiaoming Shi, Houbing Huang, Chenmin Yao, Wen Xie, Cui Huang, Ping Gu, Xingqiao Ma, Zuoqi Zhang, Long Qing Chen

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Abstract

Magnetically-actuated functional gradient nanocomposites can be locally modulated to generate unprecedented mechanical gradients applied to various interfaces and surfaces following the design principles of natural biological materials. Several thus-far-inaccessible biomimics including a strong and ultra-durable interface mimicking the tooth dentin-enamel junction, a wear-resistant and long-lasting surface coating mimicking biological skins, and flexible yet structurally-stable micropillars mimicking the adhesive setae of insects are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-877
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Horizons
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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