Alexander C. Kirby
University College London
Gila monsterOsteodermHelodermaSquamataKomodo dragonVaranidae
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#1Francesco Iacoviello (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 10
#2Alexander C. Kirby (UCL: University College London)
Last. Jian-Hao Li (Empa: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
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Abstract Osteoderms are hard tissues embedded in the dermis of vertebrates and have been suggested to be formed from several different mineralized regions. However, their nano architecture and micro mechanical properties had not been fully characterized. Here, using electron microscopy, µ-CT, atomic force microscopy and finite element simulation, an in-depth characterization of osteoderms from the lizard Heloderma suspectum, is presented. Results show that osteoderms are made of three different ...
#1Alexander C. Kirby (UCL: University College London)
#2Matthew K. Vickaryous (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 15
Last. Susan E. Evans (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 38
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