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Structural analysis of silk proteins using x–ray and neutron scattering

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The silk fibres spun by insects and spiders have intrigued scientists for many years. Their mechanical performance is remarkable when one considers that the fibres are spun under ambient conditions from aqueous protein solutions without requiring many of the harsh processing conditions used in the production of man-made fibres. Yet, despite this interest, very little is known about the initial structure of the precursor proteins prior to spinning. One reason for this lies in the difficulty of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:914b23c5-4f95-4f8f-90c6-d04c3a3e2a6c
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ora:6571
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English
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