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Thermochromic Artificial Nacre Based on Montmorillonite

Thermochromic Artificial Nacre Based on Montmorillonite
Antoni P. Tomsia, Yiren Cheng, Qunfeng Cheng, Lei Jiang, Jingsong Peng
Nacre-inspired nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years because of their special mechanical properties and universality of the underlying principles of materials engineering. The ability to respond to external stimuli will augment the high toughness and high strength of artificial nacre-like composites and open new technological horizons for these materials. Herein, we fabricated robust artificial nacre based on montmorillonite (MMT) that combines robustness with reversible thermochromism. Our artificial nacre shows great potential in various fields such as aerospace and sensors and opens an avenue to fabricate artificial nacre responsive to other external stimuli in the future.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b07953

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07953

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