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Multiscale structural and mechanical design of mineralized biocomposites
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
Gastropod mollusk nacre tablets and Polypterus senegalus armored scales share common features such as a very complex and changing structure spanning several length scales. The smallest building blocks are single crystals, ...
Multiscale mechanical studies of nacre from gastropod mollusk Trochus Nilocitus
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
(cont.) revealed jagged and branched crack fronts at plate interface, tortuous crack paths, non-uniform angles of polygons (suggesting possible intrinsic deformability and displacement/sliding). The technique of nanoindentation ...