Accession Number : ADA452361


Title :   MURI: Surface-Templated Bio-Inspired Synthesis and Fabrication of Functional Materials


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 1 May 2000-31 Dec 2005


Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Mirkin, Chad A ; Dravid, Vinayak ; Ratner, Mark ; Schatz, George ; Stupp, Sam ; Kaplan, David ; Ghadiri, Reza ; Ginger, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a452361.pdf


Report Date : 21 Jun 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The use of biosynthons and bio-inspired assembly is a new, but extremely powerful approach to the synthesis of designer materials. The development of new methods for patterning biological molecules on the nanometer to micron length scale will lead to new biomaterials that can be used for fabricating a variety of nanostructured organic and inorganic materials that are of vital importance to the Department of Defense. These include catalytic peptide tubes, host-guest materials for molecular separations, quantum dot and magnetic particle arrays, bio-nanocircuitry, photonic bandgap and 3-D power structures, and novel bio-warfare detection materials. This grant has pursued an integrated research effort that has focused on 3 thematic areas of research: (1) biocompatible nanolithography methods for patterning and templating of 2-D and 3-D nanostructured materials; (2) nucleic acid-based approaches to preparing extended functional architectures both in solution and from predesigned, nanostructured surface templates, and (3) protein-based or inspired architectures. The highlights of our accomplishments are featured in the following report.


Descriptors :   *FABRICATION , *ORGANIC MATERIALS , *SYNTHETIC MATERIALS , *BIOMIMETICS , SYNTHESIS , BIOMOLECULES , NANOTECHNOLOGY , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , PATTERNS , LITHOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE