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Sea shells inspired a new material made of chalk and polystyrene

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 March 2010

seashellsA team of materials scientists and chemists from The University of Manchester and The University of Leeds have taken inspiration from sea shells found on the beach to create a composite material from dissimilar ‘ingredients’. They have successfully reinforced calcium carbonate, or chalk, with polystyrene particles that are used to make drinks cups. They report… »