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Putting a New Spin on Spider Silk

Tirrell, David A. (1996) Putting a New Spin on Spider Silk. Science, 271 (5245). pp. 39-40. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1021/ja507849b10.1126/science.271.5245.39.

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The dragline silk spun by spiders exhibits unusual tensile strength and the energy required to break it can be higher than that of Kevlar. In his Perspective, Tirrell comments on a research report in the same issue by Simmons et al. (p. 84) that elucidates some of the structural properties that give spider silk its impressive characteristics.

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Official Citation:Putting a New Spin on Spider Silk David A. Tirrell Science 5 January 1996: 271 (5245), 39-40. [DOI:10.1126/science.271.5245.39]
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