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Silk imitates mother of pearl for a tough, eco-friendly material

Strips of silk nacre are shown in its original rectangular form, as well as moulded in wavy, circular and twisted shapes.

A material called silk nacre can be moulded into elaborate shapes. Credit: Xu, Z., Wu, M., Gao, W. & Bai, H. Sci. Adv.

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Nature 605, 592 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01355-1

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  1. Xu, Z., Wu, M., Gao, W. & Bai, H. Sci. Adv. 8, eabo0946 (2022).

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