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Micro-indentation is a popular approach for determining the mechanical properties of a range of materials.
At the Department of Osteology and Biomechanics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), Dr. Björn Busse and his research group are employing this technique to investigate the mechanical properties of bone.
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