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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
POLYMER
Volume:
50
Issue:
24
Pages:
5623-5632
Publication date:
2009-11-16
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ISSN:
0032-3861
URN:
uuid:fde314f2-9a62-4e7b-a745-ae4feb6494fa
Source identifiers:
296836
Local pid:
pubs:296836
Language:
English
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