Biopolymer network geometries: Characterization, regeneration, and elastic properties
2010 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, Vol. 82, no 5, 051905- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the geometry of biopolymer networks and effects of the geometry on bulk mechanical properties. It is shown numerically that the physical network geometry can be quantified statistically and regenerated from its statistical description, so that the regenerated network exhibits the same network mechanics as the physical network in the elastic regime. A collagen-I biopolymer network is used for validation. The method enables parametric studies of the network geometry, whose parameters are often difficult to vary independently in experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 82, no 5, 051905- p.
Individual Collagen Fibrils, Nonlinear Elasticity, Gels, Stress
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26210DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.82.051905ISI: 000283777500007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78651286308OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26210DiVA: diva2:399972
QC 201102242011-02-242010-11-212011-11-14Bibliographically approved