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Strength[edit]. In detail a dragline silk's tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade alloy steel (450 - 2000 MPa), and about half ...


Jun 7, 2013 ... At best, spider silk might compare to steel when it comes to tensile strength, which is the largest stress that a material can withstand before ...


These protein based fibers, exemplified by spider silk, have been the subject of much interest due to spider silk's incredible toughness. Because of its strength, ...


Feb 2, 2012 ... It's not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk's way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.


KEYWORDS: Spider silk, tensile modulus, compressive modulus, shear modulus, ... Motivated by the high level of strength and toughness of spider silk and its.


Spider silk is incredibly tough and is stronger by weight than steel. ... diameter) and is able to keep its strength below -40°C. The toughest silk is the dragline silk  ...


May 15, 2015 ... ... based on the orb-web spider, to uncover the effects on strength and stability. ... “Spider silk is an impressive and fascinating material,” said ...


Jul 3, 2016 ... Spider silk's qualities are nearly mythical. Its tensile strength is comparable to steel's. Yet it is lighter, and can be as stretchy as a rubber band.


Jul 15, 2002 ... Spider silk is not a single, unique material--different species ... Dragline silk combines toughness and strength to an extraordinary degree.


Sep 24, 2010 ... Spider silks were already the toughest known biomaterials, able to ... artificial silks that mimic the strength of the natural silk, he explained.