Front Cover Advanced Materials 4/2012
Deju Zhu, Cesar Fuentes Ortega, Ramak Motamedi, Lawrence Szewciw, Franck Vernerey and Francois Barthelat
Article first published online: 4 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201290015
Scales provide fishes with a thin, flexible and light-weight protection against predators. Puncture tests on individual scales have revealed an unusually high resistance to sharp penetration, and unique failure mechanisms which could inspire new designs for protective materials. More details can be found in the article by F. Barthelat et. al. on page B185.