Thermal properties and structure conformation on silkworm silk fibre

Ho, Mei-po and Wang, Hao and Lau, Kin-tak (2012) Thermal properties and structure conformation on silkworm silk fibre. In: Composites Australia and CRC-ACS, 2012 Conference: Diversity in Composite, 15-16 Mar 2012, Leura, Australia.

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Abstract

Silkworm silk fibre extracted from cocoon has been well recognized as a promising material for bio-medical engineering applications because of its superior mechanical and bioresorbable properties. Degumming is a surface modification process which allows a wide control of the silk fibre's properties, making the fibre possible to be used for the development and production of novel bio-composites with unique/specific mechanical and biodegradable properties. In this paper, the thermal properties and secondary structure were investigated to study the effects of distilled boiling water degumming. It was found that the degumming time had a little effect on the thermal decomposition properties and secondary structure of the silk fibre.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 by the Composites Australia. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 May 2013 05:30
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 23:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: resorbable; degumming; sericin; medical applications
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090301 Biomaterials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22833

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