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dc.contributor.authorShaw, T.
dc.contributor.authorWinston, Matthew T.
dc.contributor.authorRupp, Cory J.
dc.contributor.authorKlapper, Isaac
dc.contributor.authorStoodley, Paul
dc.identifier.citationShaw T, Winston M, Rupp CJ, Klapper I, Stoodley P, "Commonality of elastic relaxation times in biofilms," Phys Rev Lett, 2004 93(9):098102 1-4en_US
dc.description.abstractBiofilms, sticky conglomerations of microorganisms and extracellular polymers, are among the Earth's most common life forms. One component for their survival is an ability to withstand external mechanical stress. Measurements indicate that biofilm elastic relaxation times are approximately the same (about 18 min) over a wide sample of biofilms though other material properties vary significantly. A possible survival significance of this time scale is that it is the shortest period over which a biofilm can mount a phenotypic response to transient mechanical stress.en_US
dc.titleCommonality of elastic relaxation times in biofilmsen_US
mus.citation.journaltitlePhysical Review Lettersen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.contributor.orcidStoodley, Paul|0000-0001-6069-273Xen_US

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