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


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, MA; Simon, JR; Ghoorchian, A; Scholl, Z; Lin, S; Rubinstein, M; Marszalek, P; Chilkoti, A; López, GP; Zhao, X

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 10

PubMed ID

  • 28060425

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28060425

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201604743


  • eng