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The composition of the exoskeleton of two crustacea: The American lobster Homarus americanus and the edible crab Cancer pagurus
The exoskeletons of the American lobster Homarus americanus and of the edible crab Cancer pagurus were analysed with structural and chemical methods. The exoskeletons consist of crystalline magnesianExpand
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Influence of Structural Principles on the Mechanics of a Biological Fiber-Based Composite Material with Hierarchical Organization: The Exoskeleton of the Lobster Homarus americanus
The cuticle of the lobster Homarus americanus is a nanocomposite, such as most structural biological materials. It consists of a matrix of chitin-protein fibers associated with various amounts ofExpand
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Revealing the design principles of high-performance biological composites using ab initio and multiscale simulations: the example of lobster cuticle.
In the course of evolution nature developed materials based on organic–inorganic nanocomposites with complex, hierarchical organization from A u ngstroms to millimeters tailored via molecularExpand
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Microstructure and crystallographic texture of the chitin-protein network in the biological composite material of the exoskeleton of the lobster Homarus americanus
Abstract The exoskeleton of the lobster Homarus americanus is a multiphase biological composite material which consists of an organic matrix (crystalline α-chitin fibers and various types ofExpand
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Experimental investigation of the elastic-plastic deformation of mineralized lobster cuticle by digital image correlation.
This study presents a novel experimental approach to the characterization of the deformation of a mineralized biological composite using arthropod cuticle as a model material. By performing tensileExpand
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Influence of microstructure on deformation anisotropy of mineralized cuticle from the lobster Homarus americanus.
The exoskeleton of the American lobster Homarus americanus is a hierarchically organized nano-composite material consisting of organic chitin-protein fibers associated with inorganic calciumExpand
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Quantitative affinity parameters of synthetic hydroxyapatite and enamel surfaces in vitro
Particulate synthetic hydroxyapatite (HAP) is rapidly gaining importance as a biomimetic agent in oral care products. The prerequisite for an adequate effect of the treatment is an efficient attach...
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Dental lessons from past to present: ultrastructure and composition of teeth from plesiosaurs, dinosaurs, extinct and recent sharks
Teeth represent the hardest tissue in vertebrates and appear very early in their evolution as an ancestral character of the Eugnathostomata (true jawed vertebrates). In recent vertebrates, twoExpand
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Hardness and elastic properties of dehydrated cuticle from the lobster Homarus americanus obtained b
wasexamined as a model for a mineralized biological composite material. Nanoindentationtesting is a powerful method for revealing gradients and anisotropy in the hardness andthe elastic properties ofExpand
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Function-related adaptations of ultrastructure, mineral phase distribution and mechanical properties in the incisive cuticle of mandibles of Porcellio scaber Latreille, 1804.
In terrestrial isopods the mandibles consist of a corpus carrying strong muscle tissue, and a pars incisiva (PI) that cuts dry leaves into smaller ingestible pieces. We studied the cuticle of the PIExpand
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