Crystal size and minimum enthalpy of crossbreed silk fibers annealed at various temperatures

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  • R. Somashekar,

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    1. Department of Postgraduate Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore—570 006, India
    • Department of Postgraduate Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore—570 006, India
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  • R. Gopal Krishne Urs

    1. Department of Applied Physics, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore—570 008, India
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Abstract

Wide-angle X-ray diffraction studies of crossbreed silk fibers and fibers annealed at various temperatures for different periods of time were carried out to evaluate the crystal size and lattice distortion parameters, as these determine the properties of silk fibers. Also, minimum enthalpy for the formation of these fibers has been estimated and compared. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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