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Module Detailed Information for [FMS1214P]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 22 Jul 2018 05:00

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Module Title : Silk: Fibers that make a difference in our world
Module Description : After long evolution, many biomaterials are of ultra-performance than the artificial ones. What makes these materials so different? In this module, we will explore why spider silk fibers are so strong from the point of view of structure, how the mechanical strength of fibers can be measured. The silkworm silk fibers will be used for comparison to the spider silk fibers. In addition, this module will demonstrate how fluorescent silk fibers are made from live silkworms. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concept of the hierarchal structure of soft materials and the mechanical performance in relation to the structure, and how to functionalize soft materials like silks.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : No Exam Date.
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : Nil
Preclusion : Students who have read a Freshman Seminar before will be precluded from reading a second Freshman Seminar. Students staying in Residential Colleges in UTown who will be reading or have read the Junior Seminars will be precluded from reading Freshman Seminar in the Faculty.
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 0-2-0-4-4
Remarks : Nil
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B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week

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