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Ultrastructure of insect and spider cocoon silks.

Abstract:

Despite much interest in the extraordinary mechanical properties of silks, the structure of native silk fibers is still not fully understood. In the present study, the morphology, topography, and organization of insect and spider cocoon silks were investigated using a range of imaging methods. Field emission scanning electron microscopy was used to observe transverse and longitude structures in silk fibers subjected to tensile fracturing, freeze fracturing, or polishing. In addition, ultrathi...

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10.1021/bm060528h

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Biomacromolecules
Volume:
7
Issue:
10
Pages:
2901-2908
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1526-4602
ISSN:
1525-7797
URN:
uuid:b7fa0e9a-12b4-47a8-832e-4336c3be321e
Source identifiers:
216920
Local pid:
pubs:216920

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