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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. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:TIRs1996

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Abstract

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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