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Why and how is silk spun? : integrating rheology with advanced spectroscopic techniques

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This thesis investigates the mechanisms behind natural silk spinning by integrating rheology, spectroscopy and small angle scattering to better understand this process and to guide our efforts towards mimicking Nature’s ways of producing high performance fibres.

As a result of natural selection, arthropods such as spiders and moths have evolved the ability to excrete silk proteins in a highly controlled manner. Spun from liquid feedstocks, silk fibres a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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