Study on Morph-Genetic Materials Derived from Natural Structure
Synthesis of morph-genetic materials derived from biological structures by rapid, high temperature conversion represents a novel technology of advanced materials processing. The resulting morph-genetic materials exhibit unique macro- and microscopic cellular morphologies. In addition, based on the porous character of some natural plants, there is a further possibility of compounding the resulting morph-genetic materials with molten metal or polymer to produce morph-genetic composites with interpenetrating networks. Thus, the morph-genetic materials will be endowed with new use values, such as good mechanical properties, and friction behaviors, etc.
Masaaki Naka and Toshimi Yamane
D. Zhang et al., "Study on Morph-Genetic Materials Derived from Natural Structure ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 502, pp. 373-378, 2005