Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

Electrospun Bombyx mori gland silk

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-12-2006

Abstract

Solutions of Bombyx mori gland silk can be electrospun with the addition of some polyethylene oxide (PEO). Green fluorescent protein (GFP) can also be incorporated and electrospun without apparent phase separation from the silk. The dimensions of the fibers with and without the GFP are qualitatively similar. The results indicate the possibility of making fibers with uniform non-linear optical properties.

Publication Title

Polymer

Volume

47

Issue

15

First Page

5630

Last Page

5632