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For this initial discussion, material attributes can be very broadly thought of in terms of their technical properties that stem from the intrinsic characteristics of the material itself (its density and its mechanical, thermal, optical, and chemical properties); their perceptual qualities that stem from our senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste, smell); and those culturally dependent qualities that fundamentally stem from the way our society or culture views materials. The intrinsic characteristics of materials are dependent primarily on the fundamental atomic structure of the materials and are discussed extensively in Chapter 4.
So why is it so difficult to reproduce the photosynthesis process? Because the 10,000 atoms in the reaction center are configured in such a way that excited electrons can jump from molecule to molecule without decaying to the old orbital. As a result, photosynthesis moves electrons to the outside of the thylakoid membrane, leaving positively charged ions inside. In other words, a battery powered by the sun is formed, generated by the membrane potential, which is then used to drive chemical reactions.
32 CHAPTER 2 An Evolutionary Perspective would not in itself account for the many interesting properties of Mayan blue. A predominant presence of palygorskite clays in the paint that were found to have a plate- or needle-shaped internal structure have been identified. 18 Medieval lusterware, circa 16th century, Manises, Spain. The glaze was made by firing metal oxides. Within these clays very small amounts of impurities (iron -Fe, manganese -Mn, chromium -Cr) were also found. The host clays appear to have originated in a mine near Merida (and were subsequently heated to high temperatures), whereas the embedded impurities came from the anil plant used to make the indigo.