Nanomechanical properties of the stigma of dragonfly Anax parthenope julius Brauer
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Natural biomaterials have many optimized structures and functions adapted to their living surroundings through the evolution over millions of years. Based on the structures of biomaterials, some biomimetic materials, including nano-composite materials, have been developed . There are more than one million species of insects in nature. Insects are important biological resource for developing biomimetic techniques . Dragonfly can hover, flap its wings for flight and accelerate . The mass of the wings of a dragonfly is only 1–2% of its whole body mass, but the wings can stabilize their body and have a high load-bearing ability during flight .
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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 30600131, 50675087), by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (grant no. 50025516), by Special Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of High Education of China (grant no. 20060183067) and by “Project 985” of Jilin University.
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