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The new identity of chemistry as biomimetic and nanoscience

Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette (2007) The new identity of chemistry as biomimetic and nanoscience. In: 6th International Conference on the History of Chemistry, 28/08 - 1/09/2007, Leuven.

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Abstract

This paper aims at characterising the distinct features of the recent trends of biomimetic chemistry within the long tradition of chemistry challenging nature through the artificial creation of life. Through a survey of various strategies for mimicking biological materials and biological processes it will be argued that nanotechnology is revitalising the chemists’ ambitions to answer the big questions about the origin of life and the universe.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:8906
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:27 Apr 2010 12:20
Last Modified:27 Apr 2010 12:20

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