dc.contributor.authorWeaver, James C.
dc.contributor.authorMilliron, Garrett W.
dc.contributor.authorMiserez, Ali
dc.contributor.authorEvans-Lutterodt, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorHerrera, Steven
dc.contributor.authorGallana, Isaias
dc.contributor.authorMershon, William J.
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Brook
dc.contributor.authorZavattieri, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorDiMasi, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorKisailus, David
dc.identifier.citationWeaver, 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.en_US
dc.description.abstractNature 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.en_US
dc.rights© 2012 The American Association for the Advancement of Science.en_US
dc.titleThe stomatopod dactyl club : a formidable damage-tolerant biological hammeren_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Biological Sciencesen_US

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