Accession Number : AD1030033

Title :   Biocompatible and Biomimetic Self-Assembly of Functional Nanostructures

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Feb 2014,31 Jan 2017

Corporate Author : University Of New Mexico Albuquerque United States

Personal Author(s) : Brinker,Jeffrey

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Report Date : 15 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Our bio-compatible and biomimetic research has been focused on the use of living cells, biomolecular interfaces and bio-mimetic processes to direct the formation of new classes of complex, symbiotic, hierarchical materials with life-like structure and functionality. This aim is predicated on two principal goals: 1) use of living/fixed cells to direct the formation of new classes of complex, hierarchical materials with lifelike (or new) structures and functionality, evidenced by the preservation of cell and organism structure in silica with sub 10-nm fidelity through a reaction with silicic acid, and transformation of these replicates to carbon or carbon/silica hybrids, enabling multiscale imaging without loss of resolution and 2) use of self assembly to create engineered nano-to-microscale environments to direct new cellular behavior and confer enhanced biomolecular stability.

Descriptors :   Nanostructures , Biomimetics

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE