Materials Science » Biomaterials

Advanced Topics in Biomineralization

Edited by Jong Seto, ISBN 978-953-51-0045-4, 174 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 17, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1095
Edited Volume

Advanced Topics in Biomineralization is a compendium of current topics focusing on processes of formation, organization, as well as mineralization of novel structural materials. From enchondral ossification to the application of biomineralized cement, the subject of biomineralization encompasses a range of diverse disciplines including molecular biology, supramolecular chemistry, materials science and engineering. A common theme in all these areas of research in biomineralization is the ability to utilize strategies from Nature to create functional materials. By understanding Nature's tools to make strong and tough materials, similar properties can be endowed into man-made materials in the near future.