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Research Publications in journals:
Mechanical behaviour and formation process of silkworm silk gut
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Biomaterials
Information
Abstract
High performance silk fibers were produced directly from the silk glands of silkworms (Bombyx mori) following an alternative route to natural spinning. This route is based on a traditional procedure that consists of soaking the silk glands in a vinegar solution and stretching them by hand leading to the so called silkworm guts. Here we present, to the authors' best knowledge, the first comprehensive study on the formation, properties and microstructure of silkworm gut fibers. Comparison of the tensile properties and microstructural organization of the silkworm guts with those of naturally spun fibers allows gain of a deeper insight into the mechanisms that lead to the formation of the fiber, as well as the relationship between the microstructure and properties of these materials. In this regard, it is proved that an acidic environment and subsequent application of tensile stress in the range of 1000 kPa are sufficient conditions for the formation of a silk fiber.
International
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JCR
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Title
Soft Matter
ISBN
1744-683X
Impact factor JCR
4,151
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
10.1039/C5SM01877C
Journal number
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To page
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Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: José Luis Cenis
  • Autor: Rodrigo Madurga Lacalle (UPM)
  • Autor: Salvador Aznar-Cervantes
  • Autor: Abel Lozano-Pérez
  • Autor: Nuria Mari Buye (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Mesequer-Olmo
  • Autor: Gustavo Ramon Plaza Baonza (UPM)
  • Autor: Gustavo Victor Guinea Tortuero (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Elices Calafat (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco del Pozo Guerrero (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Perez Rigueiro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
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