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Sonic properties of silks

Abstract:

Silks are biomaterials made by spiders and silkworms, evolved for natural functions ranging from protection to predation. The research presented in this Thesis combines principles and methods from engineering, physics and biology to study the material properties of single silk fibres from a biological perspective. In particular, the factors that contribute to the variation in properties of single silk fibres are investigated. The first part of the Thesis focuses on silks made by silkworms....

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Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Funding agency for:
Elizabeth R. Mortimer
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:687a0e08-41e3-4e6d-85c0-b7ddf12762f1
Local pid:
ora:10658

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