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: 2nd December 2019
Page Count: 246
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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. 3D Printing of Silk
    8. Future Trends in the sources, processing and applications of Silk

Description

Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications addresses the latest research on the structure and properties of silk fibers, properties of silk-based materials, and cutting edge-related industrial practices. It pays particular attention to mulberry silk, but unconventional silks such as spider silk and marine silk fibers are also covered.

Although silk is one of the oldest known fibers, new research continues to shed light on its properties, leading it to be applied in new contexts particularly in the medical field, and new non-textile areas. In addition to structural and mechanical qualities, this book also includes a great deal of new research on the chemical modifications of silk fibers, and other processing methods.

With a focus on practical methodologies, this is the most readable and readily applicable book on silk so far, making it a perfect guide for readers with a range of backgrounds.

Key Features

  • Addresses the fundamental differences between mulberry, spider, and wild silks
  • Describes silk fiber and non-fiber forms, including hydrogels and films
  • In-depth coverage of silk-processing methods provides the perfect starting point for biotechnologists interested in the use of silk for non-textile applications

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
246
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2020
Published:
2nd December 2019
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, Bengaluru, India. He has been working on silk and protein-based materials for the last 15 years, and has authored or coauthored 3 books, in addition to more than 125 research articles which were published in reputed peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

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