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Investigations on natural silks using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA)

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This thesis examines the dynamic mechanical properties of natural silk fibres, mainly from silkworm species Bombyx mori (B. mori) and spider species Nephila edulis, using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, DMTA. The aim is not only to provide novel data on mechanical properties of silk, but also to relate these properties to the structure and morphology of silk. A systematic approach is adopted to evaluate the effect of the three principal factors of stress, te...

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

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:c16d816c-84e3-4186-8d6d-45071b9a7067
Local pid:
ora:7435

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