The global mechanical properties and multi-scale failure mechanics of heterogeneous human stratum corneum.

Abstract

UNLABELLED The outermost layer of skin, or stratum corneum, regulates water loss and protects underlying living tissue from environmental pathogens and insults. With cracking, chapping or the formation of exudative lesions, this functionality is lost. While stratum corneum exhibits well defined global mechanical properties, macroscopic mechanical testing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.07.028

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