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|Title:||The stomatopod dactyl club : a formidable damage-tolerant biological hammer||Authors:||Weaver, James C.
Milliron, Garrett W.
Mershon, William J.
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Weaver, J. C., Milliron, G. W., Miserez, A., Evans-Lutterodt, K., Herrera, S., Gallana, I., et al. (2012). The Stomatopod Dactyl Club: A Formidable Damage-Tolerant Biological Hammer. Science, 336(6086), 1275-1280.||Series/Report no.:||Science||Abstract:||Nature has evolved efficient strategies to synthesize complex mineralized structures that exhibit exceptional damage tolerance. One such example is found in the hypermineralized hammer-like dactyl clubs of the stomatopods, a group of highly aggressive marine crustaceans. The dactyl clubs from one species, Odontodactylus scyllarus, exhibit an impressive set of characteristics adapted for surviving high-velocity impacts on the heavily mineralized prey on which they feed. Consisting of a multiphase composite of oriented crystalline hydroxyapatite and amorphous calcium phosphate and carbonate, in conjunction with a highly expanded helicoidal organization of the fibrillar chitinous organic matrix, these structures display several effective lines of defense against catastrophic failure during repetitive high-energy loading events.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/97274
|ISSN:||0036-8075||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1218764||Rights:||© 2012 The American Association for the Advancement of Science.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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