Sucker rings from the humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas : the role of nanotubule architecture on the mechanical properties

@inproceedings{Miserez2009SuckerRF,
  title={Sucker rings from the humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas : the role of nanotubule architecture on the mechanical properties},
  author={Ali Miserez and James Charles Edward Weaver and David Kisailus and Henrik Birkedal},
  year={2009}
}
The suckers that line the arms and tentacles of squid are equipped with rigid toothed ringlike elements that increase the gripping power during prey capture and handling. The sucker rings of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas , are fully proteinaceous and contain nanotubules with diameters ranging from 100 to 250 nm. It has been shown previously that the ensuing porosity is a prime determinant of the local elastic modulus [A. Miserez et al ., Adv. Mater . 21 , 401 (2009)]. Here additional… CONTINUE READING

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