Structuring of Functional Spider Silk Wires, Coatings, and Sheets by Self‐Assembly on Superhydrophobic Pillar Surfaces

  title={Structuring of Functional Spider Silk Wires, Coatings, and Sheets by Self‐Assembly on Superhydrophobic Pillar Surfaces},
  author={Linnea Gustafsson and Ronnie Jansson and My Hedhammar and Wouter van der Wijngaart},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
Spider silk has recently become a material of high interest for a large number of biomedical applications. Previous work on structuring of silk has resulted in particles (0D), fibers (1D), films (2D), and foams, gels, capsules, or microspheres (3D). However, the manufacturing process of these structures is complex and involves posttreatment of chemicals unsuitable for biological applications. In this work, the self‐assembly of recombinant spider silk on micropatterned superhydrophobic surfaces… 
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