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Biologically-Inspired Systems

Marine Biological Materials of Invertebrate Origin

Authors: Ehrlich, Hermann

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  • In this book marine biology and biotechnology meet materials science for the first time
  • This book is simultaneously oriented with respect to four scientific communities: biologists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers
  • Numerous scientific findings and hypothesis are discussed in this book for the first time from historical point of view starting by events published in the XVIth century
  • Dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine creatures and structures from nano- to microscale including high-resolution scanning and transmission electron micrographs are represented
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The work is a source of modern knowledge on biomineralization, biomimetics and bioinspired materials science with respect to marine invertebrates. The author gives the most coherent analysis of the nature, origin and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers isolated from and observed in the broad diversity of marine invertebrate organisms and within their unusual structural formations. The basic format is that of a major review article, with liberal use of references to original literature. There is a wealth of new and newly synthesized information, including dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine creatures and structures from nano- to microscale including high-resolution scanning and transmission electron micrographs. The material is organized effectively along both biological (phyla) and functional lines. The classification of biological materials of marine origin is proposed and discussed. Much of the pertinent data is organized into tables, and extensive use is made of electron micrographs and line drawings. Several modern topics e.g. “biomineralization- demineralization-remineralization phenomena”, or “phenomenon of multiphase biomineralization”, are discussed in details. Traditionally, such current concepts as hierarchical organization of biocomposites and skeletal structures, structural bioscaffolds, biosculpturing, biomimetism and bioinspiration as tools for the design of innovative materials  are critically analyzed from both biological and materials science point of view using numerous unique examples of marine origin. This monograph reviews the most relevant advances in the marine biomaterials research field, pointing out several approaches being introduced and explored by distinct laboratories.

About the authors

Hermann Ehrlich received his Ph.D. degree in 1984. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at Max-Bergmann Centre of Biomaterials and Institute of Materials Science in Dresden, and after  that at Habilitation in Biomaterials at Christian-Albrecht’s University in Kiel. Prof. Ehrlich  currently holds a Group Leader position at the Institute of Electronics and Sensor Materials, TU Bergakademie in Freiberg. His research is focused on marine biomaterials, biomineralogy, extreme biomimetics and technical biomateriology. Using biochemical, cellular, molecular, and analytical approaches, he and his co-workers, for the first time, discovered and characterized chitin and novel hydroxylated collagen in the skeletal formations of diverse marine sponges.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook 130,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92483-0
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover 159,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92482-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Biological Materials of Invertebrate Origin
Authors
Series Title
Biologically-Inspired Systems
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92483-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92483-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92482-3
Series ISSN
2211-0593
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 329
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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