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Keynote Lecture

The inner crystal beauty of biological and bio-inspired materials

Monday (19.03.2018)
13:20 - 14:00
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Due to the well-controlled synthesis conditions and directional templating in biological materials the crystal structure and crystallographic orientation of their components are exquisitely controlled and often intricately organized to give the materials their outstanding properties.


In this talk I will present some examples ranging from teeth to morphologically intriguing bio-inspired mineral structures and show how to reveal their inner structure by state of the art x-ray diffraction methods.

Prof. Dr. Helga C. Lichtenegger
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences