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Fibers 2016, 4(2), 12; doi:10.3390/fib4020012

Spider Silk/Polyaniline Composite Wire

Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
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Academic Editor: Ton Peijs
Received: 25 December 2015 / Accepted: 28 March 2016 / Published: 31 March 2016
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Abstract

Polymerization of aniline in the presence of spider silk produces a natural fiber-based conducting polymer wire. We observed the fiber structure with polarizing optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. This spider-silk/PANI, a biosynthetic composite, could be the basis for organic high-performance conducting wire. View Full-Text
Keywords: spider; polyaniline; polymerization; SEM; polymer wire spider; polyaniline; polymerization; SEM; polymer wire
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Goto, H.; Kikuchi, R.; Wang, A. Spider Silk/Polyaniline Composite Wire. Fibers 2016, 4, 12.

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