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June 14th, 2006

New look for nanocomposites

Abstract:
Scientists in the US have combined spider silk with biological silica to make an extremely strong composite nanomaterial that could be used in industrial and medical applications. The new nanomaterial, which has been made by David Kaplan at Tufts University in Massachusetts and colleagues, boasts the flexibility and tensile strength of silk and the toughness of silica.

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