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Restoring order

A balance between order and disorder provides living materials with just the right amount of disorder needed to sustain life. This feature is currently not found in synthetic materials. Now, a route to the production of composite membranes that are simultaneously stiff and reconfigurable upon contact has been developed.

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Fig. 1: Schematic representation of elastin-like peptide complexation with graphene oxide.

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Jain, A., Ulijn, R. Restoring order. Nat. Chem. 12, 428–429 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0463-y

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