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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (24): 3941–3949.
Published: 1 December 2015
... Biomaterials Rapid prototyping Toughness Bite force Batoids (rays, skates, sawfishes and guitarfishes) comprise over half of the cartilaginous fish diversity and include several lineages that independently evolved hard prey crushing. The myliobatid stingrays are a monophyletic group in which...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2675–2684.
Published: 1 September 2015
... Biomaterials Toughness Silk Ultraviolet Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) introduces free radical oxidative stress to organisms and biological materials, resulting in damaged cellular components including DNA and proteins ( Tyrrell, 1995 ; Osaki and Osaki, 2011 ; Kaur et al., 2013 ; Matsuhira et al...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (24): 4722–4728.
Published: 15 December 2013
.... A. ( 1991 ). Biomaterials. Novel Materials from Biological Sources , 53 pp. New York, NY : Stockton Press . Madsen   B. , Vollrath   F. ( 2000 ). Mechanics and morphology of silk drawn from anesthetized spiders . Naturwissenschaften   87 , 148 - 153 . Madsen   B. , Shao   Z. Z...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (10): 1924–1927.
Published: 15 May 2013
... of Biologists Ltd 2013 biomaterials biomimetics entomology insect biomechanics Cuticle is the second most common natural composite material in the world, and one of the most versatile. All parts of the exoskeletons of insects and other arthropods are made from this fascinating material...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (20): 3505–3514.
Published: 15 October 2010
...Cecilia Boutry; Todd Alan Blackledge SUMMARY Spider silk is a promising biomaterial with impressive performance. However, some spider silks also ‘supercontract’ when exposed to water, shrinking by up to ∼50% in length. Supercontraction may provide a critical mechanism to tailor silk properties...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (16): 2479–2488.
Published: 15 August 2002
... address: Evolutionary Biomaterials Group,Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 3, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany (e-mail: s.gorb@mf.mpg.de ) 15 5 2002 Knowing the breaking force ( Fig. 4B ) and geometry of the claw( Fig. 2 ), the strength of the claw material can...