Spider silk is one of the most robust and versatile fibers making it a topic of interest in the scientific community. Possessing strength and elasticity many have sought to create fibers comparable to natural spider silk. Up until recently many scientists have fallen short of creating said fibers. With the use of a technique called electrospinning, comparable spider silk fibers have been created. Electrospinning is the process of creating fibers from a polymer solution using an electrical field. This method leads to the formation of nanofibers. These Fibers can then be further modified by crosslinking, a technique traditionally used to analyze protein-protein interactions.
Gil, Dan; Taurone, Blake; McFarland, Bailey; Jones, Justin; and Lewis, Randolph V., "Making Electrospun Spider Silk Fibers Stronger" (2017). Biology Posters. Paper 162.