The exoskeleton of the lobster Homarus americanus as an example of a smart anisotropic biological material.

@article{Romano2007TheEO,
  title={The exoskeleton of the lobster Homarus americanus as an example of a smart anisotropic biological material.},
  author={P. Romano and H. Fabritius and D. Raabe},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          301-9
        }
}
  • P. Romano, H. Fabritius, D. Raabe
  • Published 2007
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Acta biomaterialia
  • Many biological materials are composed of fibrils arranged according to well-ordered three-dimensional patterns. These materials often show a strong anisotropy in their properties. An essential characteristic of biological structures is their hierarchical organization from the nanometer to the millimeter scale. Lobster cuticle is a good example of this and a suitable model for studying these properties. In this study the structure of untreated as well as chemically and physically treated… CONTINUE READING
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