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Title: A biopolymer-like metal enabled hybrid material with exceptional mechanical prowess

Abstract

In this study, the design principles for naturally occurring biological materials have inspired us to develop next-generation engineering materials with remarkable performance. Nacre, commonly referred to as nature's armor, is renowned for its unusual combination of strength and toughness. Nature's wisdom in nacre resides in its elaborate structural design and the judicious placement of a unique organic biopolymer with intelligent deformation features. However, up to now, it is still a challenge to transcribe the biopolymer's deformation attributes into a stronger substitute in the design of new materials. In this study, we propose a new design strategy that employs shape memory alloy to transcribe the "J-curve'' mechanical response and uniform molecular/atomic level deformation of the organic biopolymer in the design of high-performance hybrid materials. This design strategy is verified in a TiNi-Ti 3Sn model material system. The model material demonstrates an exceptional combination of mechanical properties that are superior to other high-performance metal-based lamellar composites known to date. Our design strategy creates new opportunities for the development of high-performance bio-inspired materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [1];  [6];  [7];  [1];  [7];  [8];  [9]
  1. China Univ. of Petroleum, Beijing, (China)
  2. Univ. of Western Australia, Crawley, WA (Australia)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
  5. Xi’an Jiaotong University (China); The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
  7. Beihang Univ., Beijing (China)
  8. Xi’an Jiaotong University (China)
  9. Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1194129
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1240721
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; composites; metals and alloys

Citation Formats

Zhang, Junsong, Cui, Lishan, Jiang, Daqiang, Liu, Yinong, Hao, Shijie, Ren, Yang, Han, Xiaodong, Liu, Zhenyang, Wang, Yunzhi, Yu, Cun, Huan, Yong, Zhao, Xinqing, Zheng, Yanjun, Xu, Huibin, Ren, Xiaobing, and Li, Xiaodong. A biopolymer-like metal enabled hybrid material with exceptional mechanical prowess. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1038/srep08357.
Zhang, Junsong, Cui, Lishan, Jiang, Daqiang, Liu, Yinong, Hao, Shijie, Ren, Yang, Han, Xiaodong, Liu, Zhenyang, Wang, Yunzhi, Yu, Cun, Huan, Yong, Zhao, Xinqing, Zheng, Yanjun, Xu, Huibin, Ren, Xiaobing, & Li, Xiaodong. A biopolymer-like metal enabled hybrid material with exceptional mechanical prowess. United States. doi:10.1038/srep08357.
Zhang, Junsong, Cui, Lishan, Jiang, Daqiang, Liu, Yinong, Hao, Shijie, Ren, Yang, Han, Xiaodong, Liu, Zhenyang, Wang, Yunzhi, Yu, Cun, Huan, Yong, Zhao, Xinqing, Zheng, Yanjun, Xu, Huibin, Ren, Xiaobing, and Li, Xiaodong. Tue . "A biopolymer-like metal enabled hybrid material with exceptional mechanical prowess". United States. doi:10.1038/srep08357. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1194129.
@article{osti_1194129,
title = {A biopolymer-like metal enabled hybrid material with exceptional mechanical prowess},
author = {Zhang, Junsong and Cui, Lishan and Jiang, Daqiang and Liu, Yinong and Hao, Shijie and Ren, Yang and Han, Xiaodong and Liu, Zhenyang and Wang, Yunzhi and Yu, Cun and Huan, Yong and Zhao, Xinqing and Zheng, Yanjun and Xu, Huibin and Ren, Xiaobing and Li, Xiaodong},
abstractNote = {In this study, the design principles for naturally occurring biological materials have inspired us to develop next-generation engineering materials with remarkable performance. Nacre, commonly referred to as nature's armor, is renowned for its unusual combination of strength and toughness. Nature's wisdom in nacre resides in its elaborate structural design and the judicious placement of a unique organic biopolymer with intelligent deformation features. However, up to now, it is still a challenge to transcribe the biopolymer's deformation attributes into a stronger substitute in the design of new materials. In this study, we propose a new design strategy that employs shape memory alloy to transcribe the "J-curve'' mechanical response and uniform molecular/atomic level deformation of the organic biopolymer in the design of high-performance hybrid materials. This design strategy is verified in a TiNi-Ti3Sn model material system. The model material demonstrates an exceptional combination of mechanical properties that are superior to other high-performance metal-based lamellar composites known to date. Our design strategy creates new opportunities for the development of high-performance bio-inspired materials.},
doi = {10.1038/srep08357},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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