Force Spectroscopy of Collagen Fibers to Investigate Their Mechanical Properties and Structural Organization
Article, Other literature type
Fantner, Georg E.
Kindt, Johannes H.
Hansma, Paul K.
- Publisher: Biophysical Society
Supramolecular Assemblies | Biophysics
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....