Toughness of Spider Silk at High and Low Temperatures

@article{Yang2005ToughnessOS,
  title={Toughness of Spider Silk at High and Low Temperatures},
  author={Y. Yang and X. Chen and Zhen Hai Shao and P. Zhou and David Porter and David P. Knight and Fritz Vollrath},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
  year={2005},
  volume={17}
}
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