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Elasticity of Spider Dragline Silks Viewed as Nematics: Yielding Induced by Isotropic-Nematic Phase Transition

By Linying Cui, Fei Liu and Zhong-Can Ou-Yang

Submitted: November 25th 2010Reviewed: August 19th 2011Published: November 16th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/23374

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Linying Cui, Fei Liu and Zhong-Can Ou-Yang (November 16th 2011). Elasticity of Spider Dragline Silks Viewed as Nematics: Yielding Induced by Isotropic-Nematic Phase Transition, Biomaterials Rosario Pignatello, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/23374. Available from:

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