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Silkworm silk cocoon structure-property relationship

Kaur, Jasjeet 2012, Silkworm silk cocoon structure-property relationship [data collection].


Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Type of research activity Pure basic research
Name of data collection Silkworm silk cocoon structure-property relationship
Creator(s) Kaur, Jasjeet
Contributor(s) Wang, Xungai
Date completed 2012-07-05
Embargo release date 2020-07-01
ANDS collection type dataset
Collection start date 2011-06-01
Collection end date 2012-07-01
Description of resource 1202 tif files, organised into folders and sorted by date.
Keyword(s) microstructure
cocoons
crystals
sericin
Language eng
Summary A collection of images examining the microstructure of raw cocoons. The research investigates how the microstructure varies from one layer to another in the same cocoon and also from one cocoon variety to another. The research is being undertaken to study the structure and property relationships, specifically the antibacterial properties, photodegradability and mechanical strength of different cocoon components - fibre, sericin, and crystals. The aim is to understand the role of different cocoon components and their mechanism of protecting the pupa from extremes of climatic conditions, microorganisms, and other pathogens and predators. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) were used to analyse the structure of the cocoons, fibre, and sericin.
General notes Size_OR_DURATION: 850GB.
Contact details (email) jkaur@deakin.edu.au
Contact details (physical) Kaur, Jasjeet
Access conditions Enquiries should be addressed via email to Jasjeet Kaur.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046065

Document type: Data Collection
Collection: Datasets collection
 
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