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Biomaterials in non-integer dimensions

Nature harnesses fractal geometry to create structures with unusual surface-to-volume ratios. Now, a new design approach enables the reversible assembly of functional enzymes into arboreal patterns with fractal geometry.

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Fig. 1: Natural and synthetic patterns showing self-similarity over multiple length scales.

Razvan Cornel Constantin / Alamy Stock Photo (a); Top-Pics TBK / Alamy Stock Photo (b); adapted from ref. 3, Springer Nature Ltd (c,d).


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Young, I.D., Fraser, J.S. Biomaterials in non-integer dimensions. Nat. Chem. 11, 599–600 (2019).

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