Establishing the relationship between structure and mechanical function in silks

@article{Jelinski1998EstablishingTR,
  title={Establishing the relationship between structure and mechanical function in silks},
  author={L. Jelinski},
  journal={Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={3},
  pages={237-245}
}
  • L. Jelinski
  • Published 1998
  • Materials Science
  • Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science
  • Abstract Dragline silk protein fibers from the spider Nephila clavipes have mechanical properties that make them superior to high tenacity nylon, which is also a polyamide, and far superior to other protein fibers, including silkworm silk. In examining the relationship between the mechanical properties of the fibers and their molecular structure, one should look at the secondary structural elements, including β-sheets and bends, that have been derived by solid state NMR experiments and at the… CONTINUE READING
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