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Natural and bioinspired silk spinning

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This thesis describes an investigation into silk spinning, with the objective of producing high performance silk fibres in the laboratory using a novel spinning device based upon observations on natural spinning glands and processes. After an in-depth literature review the work is reported in two sections: natural and artificial spinning. The literature provides fragmented data on different aspects of natural silk production, and artificial spinning has not yet reproduced fibres with the p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:e7ec14e5-efff-4e19-b1a0-4c9f02ade678
Local pid:
ora:8979

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