A tough nut: A new approach to making biomimetic nanocomposites, involving engineered proteins (see scheme; green and blue), reinforcing graphene sheets (purple), and nanofibrillated cellulose (gray), is presented. The aligned co‐assembly of these components leads to a composite with remarkably good mechanical properties, which potentially arises from the role of the adhesive matrix proteins.
- protein engineering
- thin films
Laaksonen, P., Walther, A., Malho, J-M., Kainlauri, M., Ikkala, O., & Linder, M. (2011). Genetic engineering of biomimetic nanocomposites: Diblock proteins, graphene, and nanofibrillated cellulose. Angewandte Chemie: International Edition, 50(37), 8688-8691. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201102973