Liquid Exfoliated Natural Silk Nanofibrils: Applications in Optical and Electrical Devices

SJ Ling and CM Li and K Jin and DL Kaplan and MJ Buehler, ADVANCED MATERIALS, 28, 7783-+ (2016).

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201601783

A method to directly extract silk nanofibrils from native silk fibers at the single nanofibrils scale is reported. The resulting silk nanofibrils, which retain structural features and physical properties of native silk fibers, show potential utility in optical and electronic devices.

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