26 Jul '12, 9pm

Mollusks rejoice! Scientists successfully synthesize mother of pearl for the first time

Mollusks rejoice! Scientists successfully synthesize mother of pearl for the first time

for the first time. Also known as nacre, the material is responsible for the iridescent coating found in the lining of certain mollusks. (Pearls form when nacre is deposited around an invading foreign substance.) Mimicking the structure, mechanical behavior, and optical appearance of the material wasn’t easy. The scientists had to reproduce the biological steps that form natural nacre in invertebrates such as oysters,

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/lab-grown-mother-of-pearl-paves-...

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