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There are many more lessons still to be learned from spider silks

Abstract:

At the heart of 'copying from Nature' lies the implied assumptions that, firstly, researchers understand what they propose to copy and that, secondly, industrialists have found ways to successfully integrate the many requirements necessary for a reliable bio-mimetic copying process. Here we explore the traits of native silks and examine the assertions associated with man-made copies focusing on the question: why do the various assertions and claims matter, and why is a critical evaluation app...

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10.1039/c1sm05812f

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
SOFT MATTER
Volume:
7
Issue:
20
Pages:
9595-9600
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1744-6848
ISSN:
1744-683X
URN:
uuid:95584b10-502e-48bc-a292-c32f271d935b
Source identifiers:
210167
Local pid:
pubs:210167
Language:
English

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