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Issue 86, 2012
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Directed patterning of the self-assembled silk-elastin-like nanofibers using a nanomechanical stimulus

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Abstract

We investigate the effects of the frequency and density of a nanomechanical stimulus on nucleation and growth of silk-elastin-like protein polymer (SELP) nanofibers. Repetitive tappings are crucial to create nucleation areas and a potential molecular level mechanism was proposed. Using this technique mechanically guided nanofiber patterns were successfully created.

Graphical abstract: Directed patterning of the self-assembled silk-elastin-like nanofibers using a nanomechanical stimulus

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2012, accepted on 11 Sep 2012 and first published on 11 Sep 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35384A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 10654-10656
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    Directed patterning of the self-assembled silk-elastin-like nanofibers using a nanomechanical stimulus

    S. Johnson, Y. K. Ko, N. Varongchayakul, S. Lee, J. Cappello, H. Ghandehari, S. B. Lee, S. D. Solares and J. Seog, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10654
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35384A

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