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dc.contributor.authorSutton, GPen
dc.contributor.authorBurrows, Malcolmen
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T12:51:51Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T12:51:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-19en
dc.identifier.issn1879-0445
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/290870
dc.description.abstractHow do some insects jump so quickly? As anyone who has tried to catch a grasshopper or a planthopper knows, many insects can jump very rapidly. A planthopper can accelerate in less than 1 millisecond to a take-off velocity of 5 m s–1, requiring a power output (energy per given time) of tens of thousands of Watts per kilogram of muscle. To do this, jumping insects have to overcome two mechanical limitations. First, the maximum mechanical power a muscle can produce is only approximately 300 W kg–1 and furthermore, the faster a muscle contracts, the less force it can generate, exacerbating the problem. Second, a jumping animal can only accelerate while it remains in contact with the ground: in most small insects, therefore, the length of the propulsive legs determines the time available to reach a given take-off velocity.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherCell Press
dc.titleInsect jumping springs.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPageR143
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameCurrent Biologyen
prism.startingPageR142
prism.volume28en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.23099
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-12-03en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.051en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-19en
dc.contributor.orcidBurrows, Malcolm [0000-0003-1386-5065]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0445
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-02-19en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217315336?via%3Dihub#!en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-02-19


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