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Silks as ancient models for modern polymers

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Silks have a great potential as sustainable, ecologically benign commercial polymers. Here we discuss this fascinating bio-material by merging the biologist's with the polymer scientist's views i.e. combine insights into the characterisation and understanding of evolved structure, property and function in natural silk proteins with the broad scope of applied disciplines ranging from molecular modelling to rheology and mechanical testing. We conclude that silk cannot be defined simply by only ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.polymer.2009.09.068

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Polymer Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
24
Pages:
5623-5632
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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0032-3861
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uuid:974fd8c2-82f1-421f-84a3-ae5998bc8d50
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ora:3343
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English
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