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Spider silk as a model biomaterial

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Spider silk combines strength and extensibility, and a wide range of mechanical properties can be achieved with only minute (if any) changes in chemical structure. It appears that the full range of thermo-mechanical properties of such silk fibres can be predicted by examining the energy imparted during stretching with the theoretical framework provided by Mean Field Theory for Polymers. This approach attempts to integrate strain and tensile stress with a range of relevant energetic and mechan...

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10.1007/s00339-005-3437-4

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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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Springer-Verlag Publisher's website
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Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing Journal website
Volume:
82
Issue:
2
Pages:
205-212
Publication date:
2006-02-05
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1432-0630
ISSN:
0947-8396
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uuid:5d86919d-86b0-42e9-9206-f526aec915cb
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ora:4514
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English
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