Researchers develop bioinspired Bouligand structure for enhanced mechanical properties

A research team from the University of Science and Technology of China has designed a Bouligand structure inspired by natural biomaterials to improve mechanical strength and toughness. They achieved this by controlling fiber orientation angles to create a structure that balances fiber interlocking and hydrogen bonding. This bioinspired approach enhances load transfer, energy dissipation, and resistance to damage, offering promising applications in biomedical fields like tissue repair and replacement. Learn more on Phys org: