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Nanostructural physical and chemical information derived from the unit cell scattering amplitudes of a spider dragline silk

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Characterizing the nanostructures of spider major ampullate (dragline) silks is an important step in understanding the origin of their high mean strength and toughness, and for producing polymeric analogs that mimic these properties. Here we present transmission electron microscopy (TEM) diffraction patterns and an accompanying structure factor analysis for the dragline silk of Latrodectus hesperus (black widow spider). The chemical and physical composition of crystalline regions in this silk...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Materials
Role:
Author
Journal:
POLYMER
Volume:
46
Issue:
14
Pages:
5225-5231
Publication date:
2005-06-27
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ISSN:
0032-3861
URN:
uuid:b835b49c-e2e4-4633-9a7f-acde681f9664
Source identifiers:
30521
Local pid:
pubs:30521
Language:
English
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