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Department of Physics
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KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 15.10  2nd HS: 10.12 18.02  begin SS: 06.04

4020185121 Introduction to the Physics of Biological Materials (2nd HS)  VVZ 

VL weekly Peter Fratzl

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

Structure / topics / contents
•Introduction: Multifunctionality, Interaction forces relevant for biological tissues
•Natural fibres of sugars and proteins (assembly and folding)
•Introduction to (bio-) mechanics, composite design, hierarchical structure
•Introduction to self-assembly: Proteins, viruses, …
•Muscle: hierarchical structure and function
•Collagen structures: tendon and cornea (transparency)
•Other protein structures: silk, mussel byssus, whelk egg, squid beak…
•Bone: structure, remodelling, regeneration
•Chitin structures: insect and arthropod cuticle.
•Cellulose structures: wood and the plant cell wall
•Passive actuation of cellulose structures (seed dispersal systems)
•Controlling adhesion: lotus effect, gecko feet, underwater glues, ivy,…
Assigned modules
Amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
2 SWS, 3 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Blockveranstaltung, 11. & 12. Februar VL ganztägig, Raum n.n., 13. Februar Exkursion MPI Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Potsdam-Golm, 17. & 18. Februar VL ganztägig, Raum n.n.
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