Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128184950

Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Narendra Reddy
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184950
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

  1. Sources and Classification of Silk
    2. Structure and Properties of Silk Fibers
    3. Processing of Silk Fibers
    4. Regenerated Silk Fibers
    5. Electrospun Silk Fibers
    6. Applications of Silk
    7. Biomimetic Silk Materials
    8. Future Trends

Description

Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications addresses the latest research on the structure and properties of silk fibers, along with cutting-edge industrial practices. It pays particular attention to mulberry silk, but unconventional silks, such as spider silk and electrospun silk fibers are also covered. Although silk is one of the oldest known fibers, new research is shedding light on its properties, thus leading it to be applied in new contexts, particularly in medicine and new non-textile areas. In addition to structural and mechanical qualities, the book also includes new research on the chemical modification of silk fibers and other processing methods.

Key Features

  • Addresses the fundamental differences between mulberry, spider and wild silks
  • Describes silk fiber and non-fiber forms, including hydrogels and films
  • Includes in-depth coverage of silk processing methods
  • Provides the perfect starting point for biotechnologists who are interested in the use of artificial silk

Readership

Academic and industrial researchers with backgrounds in fields including material science, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or basic science working on silks and their applications


Details

No. of pages:
250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780128184950

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About the Authors

Narendra Reddy Author

Narendra Reddy is a Professor and Ramalingaswami Fellow at the Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy, at Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He has been working on silk and protein based materials for the last 15 years, and has authored or co-authored three books in press, in addition to more than 15 articles which were published in journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Ramalingaswami Fellow at the Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy, at Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India