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Factors Affecting the Assembly of Carbon Nanostructures With Cells and Enzymes

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Sonal Mazumder, Suvojit Ghosh, Joseph O. Falkinham, III, Ishwar K. Puri

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Paper No. NEMB2010-13258, pp. 229-231; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/NEMB2010-13258
From:
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Houston, Texas, USA, February 7–10, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME Nanotechnology Council
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4392-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3866-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Carbon nanostructures were synthesized and deposited through flame synthesis on stainless steel grids and foils, and on bare and ferrofluid-painted silicon wafers at different nonpremixed flame locations to produce hydrophobic surfaces. The hydrophobicity is characterized through the contact angle for water droplets placed on the surface. The surface morphology of the nanoparticles is obtained from high-resolution FESEM images. Following synthesis and deposition the adherence, activity, and stability of bacterial cells, antibodies, and enzymes on the carbon nanostructures can be studied.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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