Biomaterial films of Bombyx mori silk fibroin with poly(ethylene oxide).

@article{Jin2004BiomaterialFO,
  title={Biomaterial films of Bombyx mori silk fibroin with poly(ethylene oxide).},
  author={Hyoung-Joon Jin and Jaehyung Park and Regina Valluzzi and Peggy Cebe and David L Kaplan},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={711-7}
}
Phase separation into controllable patterned microstructures was observed for Bombyx mori silkworm silk and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) (900000 g/mol) blends cast from solution. The evolution of the microstructures with increasing PEO volume fraction is strikingly similar to the progression of phases and microstructures observed with surfactants. The chemically patterned materials obtained provide engineerable biomaterial surfaces with predictable microscale features which can be used to create… CONTINUE READING