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Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms

An environmentally friendly candidate material to replace plastics in many high-technology applications
Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication while delivering fabrication quality comparable to conventional synthetic

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