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Optical Biomimetics by M Large

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Fabrication of nanostructures using natural synthesis: optical materials using silk

H. Tao, D.L. Kaplan and F.G. Omenetto,     Tufts University, USA

Abstract:

Biopolymers are promising building blocks for a new generation of green devices. Silk proteins represent a unique family of biopolymers due to their novel structural and biological properties, which serve as a broad inspiration to develop biological foundries for technological applications that leverage nature’s materials as their main constituents. This chapter focuses on the opportunities offered by the material as a promising biopolymer platform for high technology applications in optics and photonics, electronics and optoelectronics.

Key words

silk

biopolymer

photonics

electronics ...

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