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The Speed of Sound in Silk: Linking Material Performance to Biological Function

Overview of attention for article published in Advanced Materials, June 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 14,177)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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29 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
20 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
31 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

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92 Mendeley
Title
The Speed of Sound in Silk: Linking Material Performance to Biological Function
Published in
Advanced Materials, June 2014
DOI 10.1002/adma.201401027
Pubmed ID
Authors

Beth Mortimer, Shira D. Gordon, Chris Holland, Clive R. Siviour, Fritz Vollrath, James F. C. Windmill

Abstract

Sonic properties of spider silks are measured independent of the web using laser vibrometry and ballistic impact providing insights into Nature's design of functionalized high-performance materials. Through comparison to cocoon silk and other industrial fibers, we find that major ampullate silk has the largest wavespeed range of any known material.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 88 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 20%
Researcher 16 17%
Student > Master 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Professor 7 8%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 18 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 21%
Engineering 13 14%
Materials Science 12 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 5%
Physics and Astronomy 4 4%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 22 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 293. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2021.
All research outputs
#97,497
of 22,757,090 outputs
Outputs from Advanced Materials
#26
of 14,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#831
of 228,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Advanced Materials
#1
of 165 outputs
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