Proteins have been known to perform the excellent mechanical functions and exhibit the remarkable mechanical properties such as high fracture toughness in spider silk protein . This indicates that the mechanical characterization of protein molecules and/or crystals is very essential to understand such remarkable mechanical function of protein molecules. In this study, for gaining insight into mechanical behavior of protein crystals, we developed the micromechanical model by using the empirical potential field prescribed to alpha carbon atoms of a protein crystal in a unit cell.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jun 9|
|Event||14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM 2014 - Poitiers, France|
Duration: 2010 Jul 4 → 2010 Jul 9
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)