Nonlinear mechanics of hybrid polymer networks that mimic the complex mechanical environment of cells

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The mechanical properties of cells and the extracellular environment they reside in are governed by a complex interplay of biopolymers. These biopolymers, which possess a wide range of stiffnesses, self-assemble into fibrous composite networks such as the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix. They interact with each other both physically and chemically to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15478

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@inproceedings{Jaspers2017NonlinearMO, title={Nonlinear mechanics of hybrid polymer networks that mimic the complex mechanical environment of cells}, author={M. J. F. Jaspers and Sarah L. Vaessen and Pim van Schayik and Dion Voerman and Alan E. Rowan and Paul H. J. Kouwer}, booktitle={Nature communications}, year={2017} }