Microstructural and biochemical characterization of the nanoporous sucker rings from dosidicus gigas
Weaver, James C.
Pedersen, Peter B.
Hanlon, Roger T.
Date of Issue2009
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The individual toothed sucker rings of squid tentacles (highlighted in blue) provide additional gripping power during prey capture and handling. These rings comprise a nanoscale network of parallel tubular elements, as shown in the background image. The structural, mechanical, and biochemical properties of this wholly organic material are discussed in detail.
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