Artificial mother-of-pearl

Structure of natural mother-of pearl (top) and the synthetic mother-of-pearl (bottom), at the same scale. The stacked brick structure is clearly visible in both cases. In the bottom image the tortuous path taken by the crack can be seen clearly. Credit: © Sylvain Deville, Florian Bouville, LSFC
Artificial mother-of-pearl almost ten times stronger than a conventional ceramic

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