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dc.contributor.authorComish, Een
dc.contributor.authorLester, Ren
dc.contributor.authorShah, Darshilen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-04T00:30:57Z
dc.date.available2020-11-04T00:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn1544-0478
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/312411
dc.description.abstractSilk spinning has evolved many times in nature enabling a variety of organisms to produce fibres boasting exceptional properties, notably high strength and toughness, through energy- and resource-efficient processes. This has motivated scientists to both understand natural silk spinning processes, and replicate such processes or create new processes to produce artificial silks for a range of applications, from biomedicine to engineering. In this literature review, we briefly present some natural silk production processes, and compare these to various approaches to processing artificial silks. The artificial silk processing methods we discuss use natural, recombinant or regenerated silk proteins as dope to then wet, microfluidic, dry, or electro- spin the filaments. We critically evaluate the structure and properties of the resultant artificial silks to natural silks. We then examine the sustainability of artificial silks, in comparison to natural silks, which are model eco-fibres, and other technical fibres, to encourage fore-thinking in the design of artificial silk production processes. A discussion on the future challenges in artificial silk production processes follows. This brief review is for an audience with limited prior knowledge on natural and artificial silks, but with some basic understanding of materials science.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleA Brief Review of Processing, Structure, Properties, and Sustainability of Artificial Silk Fibersen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Natural Fibersen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.59503
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-10-30en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/15440478.2020.1848740en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-01en
dc.contributor.orcidShah, Darshil [0000-0002-8078-6802]
dc.identifier.eissn1544-046X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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