Genetic engineering of biomimetic nanocomposites: Diblock proteins, graphene, and nanofibrillated cellulose

Päivi Laaksonen (Corresponding Author), A. Walther, Jani-Markus Malho, Markku Kainlauri, O. Ikkala, Markus Linder

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8688-8691
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie: International Edition
    Volume50
    Issue number37
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • graphene
    • nanomaterials
    • protein engineering
    • self-assembly
    • thin films

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