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Bioinspired supramolecular fibers drawn from a multiphase self-assembled hydrogel

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2017
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Title
Bioinspired supramolecular fibers drawn from a multiphase self-assembled hydrogel
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2017
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1705380114
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Authors

Yuchao Wu, Darshil U. Shah, Chenyan Liu, Ziyi Yu, Ji Liu, Xiaohe Ren, Matthew J. Rowland, Chris Abell, Michael H. Ramage, Oren A. Scherman

Abstract

Inspired by biological systems, we report a supramolecular polymer-colloidal hydrogel (SPCH) composed of 98 wt % water that can be readily drawn into uniform ([Formula: see text]6-[Formula: see text]m thick) "supramolecular fibers" at room temperature. Functionalized polymer-grafted silica nanoparticles, a semicrystalline hydroxyethyl cellulose derivative, and cucurbit[8]uril undergo aqueous self-assembly at multiple length scales to form the SPCH facilitated by host-guest interactions at the molecular level and nanofibril formation at colloidal-length scale. The fibers exhibit a unique combination of stiffness and high damping capacity (60-70%), the latter exceeding that of even biological silks and cellulose-based viscose rayon. The remarkable damping performance of the hierarchically structured fibers is proposed to arise from the complex combination and interactions of "hard" and "soft" phases within the SPCH and its constituents. SPCH represents a class of hybrid supramolecular composites, opening a window into fiber technology through low-energy manufacturing.

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Unknown 188 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 24%
Researcher 24 13%
Student > Master 24 13%
Student > Bachelor 24 13%
Professor 9 5%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 35 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 47 25%
Materials Science 30 16%
Engineering 19 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 46 24%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 213. 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 17 December 2023.
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#3,460
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