A ug 2 00 6 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Nanoindentation of Viral Capsids


Recent Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) nanoindentation experiments measuring mechanical response of the protein shells of viruses have provided a quantitative description of their strength and elasticity. To better understand and interpret these measurements, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms, this paper adopts a course-grained modeling approach… (More)

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