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Science Advances  01 Mar 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 3, eaau9183
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9183

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vol. 5 no. 3

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  • Received for publication July 27, 2018
  • Accepted for publication January 14, 2019
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  1. Dabiao Liu1,2,3,*,
  2. Anna Tarakanova4,
  3. Claire C. Hsu4,
  4. Miao Yu1,
  5. Shimin Zheng1,
  6. Longteng Yu1,5,
  7. Jie Liu6,
  8. Yuming He1,2,
  9. D. J. Dunstan3 and
  10. Markus J. Buehler4,*
  1. 1Department of Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China.
  2. 2Hubei Key Laboratory of Engineering Structural Analysis and Safety Assessment, Wuhan 430074, China.
  3. 3School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK.
  4. 4Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  5. 5Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117583, Singapore.
  6. 6Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Green Transformation of Bio-Resources, College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: dbliu{at}hust.edu.cn (D.L.); mbuehler{at}mit.edu (M.J.B.)

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