Force Spectroscopy of Collagen Fibers to Investigate Their Mechanical Properties and Structural Organization

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Gutsmann, Thomas ; Fantner, Georg E. ; Kindt, Johannes H. ; Venturoni, Manuela ; Danielsen, Signe ; Hansma, Paul K. (2004)

Tendons are composed of collagen and other molecules in a highly organized hierarchical assembly, leading to extraordinary mechanical properties. To probe the cross-links on the lower level of organization, we used a cantilever to pull substructures out of the assembly.... View more
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