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

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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