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Fascinating Silk - Electrospinning, Contraction and Diffraction Experiments

Mar. 13, 2012
Fig. 1: a) Nephila clavata hanging from a silk dragline (from [1] with kind permission); b) electron diffraction pattern of the spidroin ß-sheet structure of Anelosimus eximius (silk courtesy of F. Vollrath, Oxford).
Fig. 1: a) Nephila clavata hanging from a silk dragline (from [1] with kind permission); b) ... more
Fig. 1: a) Nephila clavata hanging from a silk dragline (from [1] with kind permission); b) ... Fig. 2: Stress-strain curves of silk from Bombyx mori reeled at different drawing speeds in ... Fig. 3: Cocoons of the silkworm Bombyx mori, principle and experimental set-up of the ... Fig. 4: Contraction stress versus time of the cyclic response to wetting and drying of a fibroin ... Fig. 5: Super-contraction of highly crystalline restrained fibroin fibers at repeated wetting in ... The authors T. Yoshioka, A. Schaper, and Y. Kawahara have a wine-tasting session in Frankfurt/Main 

Authors
Dr. Andreas K. Schaper (corresponding author)
Materials Science Centre EM&Mlab
Philipps University of Marburg
Marburg, Germany

Dr. Taiyo Yoshioka
Graduate School of Engineering
Toyota Technological Institute
Nagoya, Japan

Prof. Dr. Yutaka Kawahara
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Gunma University
Gunma, Japan

 

Keywords: Contraction Behavior Diffraction Studies Electrospun Fibers Regenerated Silkworm Silk Spider Silk Transmission Electron Diffraction

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