Reported in Nature Materials, we demonstrate the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) to quantitatively derive the energy landscape of modular rupture and refolding of our titin-mimicking polymer. This is the first example of a direct correlation between nano-mechanical properties and bulk mechanical performance using the energy landscape derived from SMFS. The report demonstrates the potential for SMFS to serve as a guide for rational design of advanced multifunctional materials.

 

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5/9/18 Congratulations to our former group member Davoud for taking a faculty position with Syracuse University!

5/7/18 Congrats to Billy for his recent JACS Communication on boroxine vitrimer!

4/13/18 Congrats to Alex for our adipocyte delivery paper being accepted by Biomaterials!

4/12/18 Congrats to James and Nate that our mechanical gradient work has been highlighted by the Department of Energy.

12/7/17 Warm welcome to three new group members: Dan, Taylor, and James! We look forward to exploring new science with all of you.

11/21/17 Congratulations to James and Hanna for the birth of thier baby girl, Ellie Rae Neal!

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