Katarzyna Makyła, Christoph Müller, Samuel Lörcher, Thomas Winkler, Martin G. Nussbaumer, Michaela Eder and Nico Bruns Fluorescent Protein Senses and Reports Mechanical Damage in Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites (Adv. Mater. 19/2013) Advanced Materials 25
A fluorescent protein is implemented by Nico Bruns and co-workers on page 2701 as a force-responsive molecular sensor at the fiber-resin interface in glass-fiber reinforced composites. Micrometer-scale damage, such as fiber fractures and fiber matrix debonding, is reported by loss of yellow fluorescence in the damaged areas due to a force-induced unfolding of the protein.
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