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Ultrastrong and Bioactive Nanostructured Bio-Based Composites

Overview of attention for article published in ACS Nano, May 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
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Title
Ultrastrong and Bioactive Nanostructured Bio-Based Composites
Published in
ACS Nano, May 2017
DOI 10.1021/acsnano.7b02305
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Authors

Nitesh Mittal, Ronnie Jansson, Mona Widhe, Tobias Benselfelt, Karl M. O. Håkansson, Fredrik Lundell, My Hedhammar, L. Daniel Söderberg

Abstract

Nature's design of functional materials relies on smart combinations of simple components to achieve desired properties. Silk and cellulose are two clever examples from nature - spider silk being tough due to high extensibility, whereas cellulose possesses unparalleled strength and stiffness among natural materials. Unfortunately, silk proteins cannot be obtained in large quantities from spiders and recombinant production processes are so far rather expensive. We have therefore combined small amounts of functionalized recombinant spider silk proteins (RSP) with the most abundant structural component on earth (cellulose nanofibrils (CNF)) to fabricate isotropic as well as anisotropic hierarchical structures. Our approach for the fabrication of bio-based anisotropic fibers results in previously unreached but highly desirable mechanical performance with a stiffness ∼55 GPa, strength at break ∼1015 MPa, and toughness ∼55 MJ m(-3). We also show that addition of small amounts of silk fusion proteins to CNF result in materials with advanced bio-functionalities, which cannot be anticipated for the wood-based CNF alone. These findings suggest that bio-based materials provide abundant opportunities to design composites with high strength and functionalities and bring down our dependence on fossil-based resources.

Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 183 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 20%
Researcher 31 17%
Student > Master 25 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Student > Bachelor 9 5%
Other 28 15%
Unknown 39 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 30 16%
Engineering 24 13%
Chemistry 21 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 6%
Other 28 15%
Unknown 51 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 110. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 October 2019.
All research outputs
#390,353
of 26,017,215 outputs
Outputs from ACS Nano
#323
of 15,589 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,014
of 328,840 outputs
Outputs of similar age from ACS Nano
#13
of 242 outputs
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