2016 Gallery-Squid Lab

2016 Gallery-Squid Lab

Thermoplastic materials

Abcon Pena-Francesch, a doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, prepares to extract squid ring-teeth from tentacles to create a thermoplastic material. The protein-based thermoplastic opens up new avenues in the world of materials fabrication and syntheses.

IMAGE: Patrick Mansell
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