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Silk

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Scheibel, Thomas ; Zahn, Helmut ; Krasowski, Anita:
Silk.
In: Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. - Weinheim : Wiley-VCH , 2016 . - pp. 1-15
ISBN 978-3-527-30673-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/14356007.a24_095.pub2

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Silkworms produce protein-based (silk) cocoons to protect themselves during their metamorphosis into moths, and humans have harvested silk fibers from these cocoons for millennia to produce textiles due to their luster, moisture absorbance and strength. Weaving spiders produce silk-based webs (from a variety of different silk protein-based fibers) to capture prey; some of these silk fibers have mechanical properties superior to Nylon, Kevlar, silkworm silk, and high-tensile steel. In this article, the relationship between the properties of fibers produced by silkworms and spiders and the molecular structure of their constituent proteins, as well as production and processing technologies in combination with the putative use of silk-based materials will be summarized

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials > Chair Biomaterials - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Material Science and Engineering - BayMAT
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 10:36
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/34167