Dynamic Hybrid Materials Assembly

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The mantis shrimp uses a hammer-like limb to strike prey with one of the fastest motions in nature, destroying the protective shells of a wide range of other hard-shelled crustaceans. A cross section of the hammer-like dactyl shows a complex structure in two dimensions that is not well understood in three dimensions

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This research project is characterizing the 3-D structure of biological materials that possess exceptional structural properties and developing printing techniques capable of producing synthetic analogs of the biological structures.



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