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Complex Web Construction: Additional Clues to Mechanical Properties—An Investigation by Middle School Students in Collaboration with MIT and JEOL, USA

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 August 2017

W. Delise
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
N. Lloyd
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
J. Schmidt
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
K. Baum
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
D. Roos
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
R. Dettelbach
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
D. Maar
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
V. Chandre
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
K. Sanon
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
Z. Huseni
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA.
D. Shattuck Teacher
Affiliation:
Concord Middle School, Concord, MA, USA. Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Z. Qin
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
M. Buehler
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
V. Robertson
Affiliation:
JEOL USA, Peabody, MA, USA.
M. Shibata
Affiliation:
JEOL USA, Peabody, MA, USA.
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[7] The student authors acknowledge and thank the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics at MIT and the educational outreach of JEOL, USA.Google Scholar

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