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Hierarchical Structure Controls Nanomechanical Properties of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments

  • Zhao Qin,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Laurent Kreplak,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Markus J. Buehler mail

    mbuehler@MIT.EDU

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Computational Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007294

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