|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bulk Processing of Nanostructured Powders and Nanopowders by Consolidation
||Bulk Processing of Nanostructured Powders for Functional Materials with Hierarchical Structure Inspired by Natural Species
||Di Zhang, Wang Zhang, Jiajun Gu, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, Qinglei Liu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Biological materials usually display an astonishing variety of sophisticated morphologies and hierarchical structures that can not be artificially made even with the most advanced synthetic technology. However, inspired by nature, there has been a great interest in fabricating artificial materials with structures and functions somewhat like nature species. In this regards, we introduce a novel “morpho-genetic” method for the conversion of biological templates into functional materials via processing of nanostructured powders. At first, we focused on replicating the morphological characteristics and the functionality of a biological species (e.g. wood, agriculture castoff, butterfly wings). And then we change their original components into our desired materials with original morphologies fully kept. Properties of the obtained materials are studied in details, and the possible applications of these materials are discussed, e.g. in photonic control, solar cells, electromagnetic shielding, energy harvesting, and gas sensitive devices, et al.
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