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Chitin shows very high elastic modulus in comparison with other natural polymers. The elastic modulus is about 2.5 GPa comparable with soft metals such as aluminum.
Rainbow color on the transparent chitin film indicative of fabricated micropatterns with the pitch of around 12 micron.
Beak of Octopus is one of the hardest wholly organic materials in the world. It is composed of chitin nanofibers, protein and water. The hardening mechanism relies on the cross-linking between chit...
Check out this video to see how we fabricate chitin thin films:http://youtu.be/pGM5GC2tQHg
The Bornstein Seafoods, Astoria, Oregon, makes around 3 trucks of these shrimp shells from its shrimp processing line alone every day. These shells are made up of inorganic and organic compounds in...
\\This is the crab shell we use to extract chitin from.