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Applications of Biogenic Silica Nanostructures from Diatoms

Abstract Biogenic silica nanostructures, derived from diatoms, possess highly ordered porous hierarchical nanostructures and afford flexibility in design in large part due to the availability of a great variety of shapes, sizes, and symmetries. These advantages have been exploited for study of transport phenomena of ions and molecules towards the goal of developing ultrasensitive and selective filters and biosensors. Diatom frustules give researchers many inspiration and ideas for the design and production of novel nanostructured materials. In this doctoral research will focus on the following three aspects of biogenic silica: 1) Using diatom frustule as protein sensor. 2) Using diatom nanostructures as template to fabricate nano metal materials. 3)... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Lin, Kai-Chun (Author) / Ramakrishna, B.L. (Advisor) / Goryll, Michael (Advisor) / Dey, Sandwip (Committee member) / Prasad, Shalini (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Nanotechnology / Biomedical engineering / Biosensor / Diatom / Hybrid platform / Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence / Nanotechnology / Template
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 144 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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