Strong, Tough, Stretchable, and Self-Adhesive Hydrogels from Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins.

TitleStrong, Tough, Stretchable, and Self-Adhesive Hydrogels from Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMA Gonzalez,, A Ghoorchian, Z Scholl, S Lin, M Rubinstein, P Marszalek, A Chilkoti, GP López, and X Zhao
JournalAdvanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Volume29
Issue10
Date Published03/2017
Abstract

Strong, tough, stretchable, and self-adhesive hydrogels are designed with intrinsically unstructured proteins. The extraordinary mechanical properties exhibited by these materials are enabled by an integration of toughening mechanisms that maintain high elasticity and dissipate mechanical energy within the protein networks.

DOI10.1002/adma.201604743
Short TitleAdvanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)