Impact of solvent on silk materials

Yoonjung Kim, Myeongsang Lee, Inchul Baek, Hyunsung Choi, Sung Soo Na

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Natural silk is one of the toughest materials known, and combined with its unique properties such as biocompatibility, dyeability, silk is sought in many fields such as biomedical, textile industry, engineering and et cetera. Many groups have tried to mass produce synthetic silk matching the properties of natural silk, but have yet to succeed. This study focuses on investigating the effect of solvent on the properties of silk material, to better understand the ideal conditions for producing synthetic silk that matches natural silk, via molecular dynamics simulations, and through the use of methods such as Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, principal component analysis, hydrogen bond and RMSD analysis. We report the effect of solvent on each components of silk that can be applied to various types of silk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2016 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043521
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 7
Event11th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2016 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 12


Other11th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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