Silk and Silk Composites for Functional Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

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Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University, Tokida 3-15-1, Ueda, Nagano 386-8567, Japan
Interests: nanofibers; electrospinning; bio-medical; sensors; carbon materials; food packing; nano-catalysis; supercapacitor; drug delivery
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Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University, Tokida 3-15-1, Ueda 386-8567, Nagano, Japan
Interests: nanofibers; electrospinning; polymers; biomaterials; biomedical; environmental; wound dressing; drug delivery; wastewater treatment; filtration; membranes; face masks; sensors
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Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University, Tokida 3-15-1, Ueda 386-8567, Nagano, Japan
Interests: nanofibers; electrospinning; polymers; wound dressing; biomedical; drug delivery; antibacterial; antiviral; filtration; membranes; face masks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Silk is a well-known natural material which is being utilized in various fields of life. Silk is a natural protein fibre, it can also be woven into textile products. The protein fibre of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in sericulture. In recent years, applications area of silk has been broadly widened. Silk is a natural polymer which can be used as free-standing material however several polymers can be blended with silk to obtain desired properties which make it useful for certain applications. This special issue will welcome original research or comprehensive review on various applications of silk, silk derivatives, and composites of silk with different polymers.  Researcher working in relevant research areas are encouraged to submit their potential research in this special issue.

Prof. Dr. Ick-Soo Kim
Dr. Sana Ullah
Dr. Motahira Hashmi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • polymers
  • biomaterials
  • nanomaterials
  • nanofibers
  • electrospinning
  • biomedical
  • drug delivery
  • filtration
  • membranes
  • face masks
  • sensors
  • food packaging

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There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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