Accession Number : AD1048432


Title :   Understanding and Controlling Living/Inorganic Interfaces to Enable Reconfigurable Switchable Materials


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2015,30 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Personal Author(s) : Hurley,Margaret M ; Dong,Hong ; Jahnke,Justin ; Sarkes,Deborah ; Small,Meagan ; Stratis-Cullum,Dimitra ; Terrell,Jessica ; Zander,Nicole


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048432.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Results are highlighted for a 3-year study to study fundamental interactions between engineered E. coli cells and inorganic surfaces (gold and functionalized silica) to develop tailored, switchable bacterial adhesion to a target surface. This work includes protein engineering of multiple targets (FimH and eCPX), a variety of analytical techniques (including scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy), theoretical models including multiphysics and multiscale treatments, as well as one of the first known studies of the role of environmental conditions and surface treatment on binding affinity.


Descriptors :   protein engineering , multiple targets , scanning electron microscopy , army research , energy storage , optics , plasmonics , inorganic materieals


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE