Prof. Friedrich Kremer (Department of Molecular Physics, Leipzig University)
7/3/17, 3:10 PM
Soft matter and glass formers
`Spider silk is a high-performance fiber with unique mechanical properties which are currently not met by man-made materials. It consists essentially out of two proteins, major ampullate spidroin1 and spidroin2, having alanine-rich blocks interrupted by glycine-rich sequences. The former assembles to $\beta$-sheeted nanocrystals which are embedded in the amorphous chains of the latter and...