Effect of turbulence on biosilica structure and morphology

POLY 404

Chris Schottmiller, schottcr@email.uc.edu1, Ryan Beltz, beltzrn@email.uc.edu1, Yadagiri Poojari, poojary@email.uc.edu2, Stephen J. Clarson, Stephen.Clarson@UC.Edu2, Miriam Steinitz Kannan, kannan@nku.edu3, Ramamurthi Kannan4, and Siddharth V. Patwardhan, Siddharth.Patwardhan@ntu.ac.uk5. (1) Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 400 Rhodes Hall, Cincinnati, NY 45221, (2) Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 400 Rhodes Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012, (3) Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University, SC 149, Highland Heights, KY 41099, (4) Polymer Branch, AFRL/MLBP, U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7750, (5) Biomolecular and Materials Interface Research Group, Nottingham Trent University, School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS, United Kingdom
The frustules of diatoms may be manipulated by external stimuli. In this presentation we will report the effects of turbulence on the structure and morphology of biosilica in both the laboratory and in nature.
 

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The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009