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Lamellar architectures in stiff biomaterials may not always be templates for enhancing toughness in composites

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This research was supported by the Office of Naval Research (N000141812494), the National Science Foundation (1562656), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium.


Depth-dependent hysteresis in adhesive elastic contacts at large surface roughness

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This research was supported by the National Science Foundation through the Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program award number 1562656. Weilin Deng is partially supported by a graduate fellowship from the China Scholarship Council.

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Effects of geometric nonlinearity in an adhered microbeam for measuring the work of adhesion

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This research was supported by the National Science Foundation through the Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program award number 1562656. J.M. was supported by a Presidential Fellowship from Brown University.

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Enhanced bending failure strain in biological glass fibers due to internal lamellar architecture

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This research was supported by National Science Foundation (Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program, grant number 1562656); and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award).

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A new structure-property connection in the skeletal elements of the marine sponge tethya aurantia that guards against buckling instability

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This research was supported by the National Science Foundation through the Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program award number 1562656.

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New functional insights into the internal architecture of the laminated anchor spicules of Euplectella aspergillum

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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation through Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program DMR-0520651 at Brown University, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program DMR-1420570 at Harvard University, and the Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials–Brown Nano and Micromechanics for Disaster Mitigation and Technological Reliability project.

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