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A microfluidic cell for studying the formation of regenerated silk by synchrotron radiation small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering

A. Martel, M. Burghammer, R. Davies, E. DIcola, P. Panine, J.-B. Salmon, C. Riekel — Biomicrofluidics 2, 024104 (2008)

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A tube-in-square-pipe microfluidic glass cell has been developed for studying the aggregation and fiber formation from regenerated silk solution by in-situ small angle X-ray scattering using synchrotron radiation. Acidification-induced aggregation has been observed close to the mixing point of the fibroin and buffer solution. The fibrous, amorphous material is collected in a water bath. Micro-wide-angle
X-ray scattering of the dried material confirms its -beta-sheet nature.