Polymeric fibers with tunable properties Lessons from spider silk

Elices Calafat, Manuel and Guinea Tortuero, Gustavo V. and Pérez Rigueiro, José and Plaza Baonza, Gustavo Ramón (2011). Polymeric fibers with tunable properties Lessons from spider silk. "Materials Science and Engineering: C", v. 31 (n. 6); pp. 1184-1188. ISSN 0928-4931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2010.11.010.

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Title: Polymeric fibers with tunable properties Lessons from spider silk
Author/s:
  • Elices Calafat, Manuel
  • Guinea Tortuero, Gustavo V.
  • Pérez Rigueiro, José
  • Plaza Baonza, Gustavo Ramón
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Materials Science and Engineering: C
Date: August 2011
ISSN: 0928-4931
Volume: 31
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Spider silk; Supercontraction; Regenerated silk
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ciencia de los Materiales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Making artificial fibers inspired in spider silks is considered as one of the milestones in the field of biomimetics. The interest is usually justified by the outstanding tensile properties of natural fibers, but it is usually overlooked that spider silk is endowed with a number of related properties – supercontraction, recovery and the existence of a ground state – that impart the material with additional desirable features, such as the possibility of tuning its mechanical behaviour. In this work we present a review on the experimental analysis and significance of these properties, stressing the contributions of our research group to the field. It is also demonstrated how the knowledge gained in the basic study of the natural material has been essential for the improvement of the properties exhibited by artificially processed bio-inspired silk fibers

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Item ID: 8510
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8510/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8510
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2010.11.010
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928493110002870
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Aug 2011 11:26
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:15
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