A copy of this work was available on the public web and has been preserved in the Wayback Machine. The capture dates from 2019; you can also visit the original URL.
The file type is
Alternative Explanation of Stiffening in Cross-Linked Semiflexible Networks
Physical Review Letters
Strain stiffening of protein networks is explored by means of a finite strain analysis of a two-dimensional network model of cross-linked semiflexible filaments. The results show that stiffening is caused by non-affine network rearrangements that govern a transition from a bending dominated response at small strains to a stretching dominated response at large strains. Thermally-induced filament undulations only have a minor effect; they merely postpone the transition.doi:10.1103/physrevlett.95.178102 pmid:16383874 fatcat:q64ncse2graqbbwwcggzaqcheq