volume 29, issue 5, P655-658 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00110-7
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Abstract: The purpose of the work described in this paper was to make a stress-strain curve for a collagen molecule and estimate Young's modulus of a molecule along the molecular axis. X-ray diffractometry was performed on bovine Achilles tendon in order to measure strain in the collagen molecule along the molecular axis as a response to a macroscopically applied force. By geometrical calculations and experiments, cross-sectional areas of a molecule and molecules in a tendon collagen fiber were determined. The applied f…

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