Navigation Links
Origami meets chemistry in scholarly video-article
Date:2/13/2013

February 13, 2013

Cambridge, MA: The nanotechnology research space is rapidly growing, with vast implications for the healthcare, consumer electronics, surveillance, and defense industries. However, a major limitation to this research is the ability to create particles that vary in shape and function on a micrometer or nanometer scale.

To overcome these limitations, chemical engineers at Johns Hopkins University have developed self-assembling particles that are inspired by origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into complex three-dimensional shapes. A new article in JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) demonstrates the fabrication and folding of these particles.

"In this video-article, we take the idea of folding up particles and demonstrate the technology in two applications. In the first application, the particles seal up because of glue like material at the edges. In the second part, we talk about structures that reconfigure in response to a stimulus," said author Dr. David Gracias of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Gracias uses a process called photolithography to etch structural designs and flexible hinges on to a 2-D surface. When these complex patterns are exposed to the correct environmental pressures, they can be manipulated to fold and seal or open and close. This fabrication process also allows crucial structural patterns to be printed on 3-D particles, as Dr. Gracias explains: "Patterns are required for electronic circuits, and we allow patterns to be used in 3-D. The applications are numerous, ranging from drug delivery to mechanical sensing, bio-sensing technologies applicable to threat detection, surveillance, and in non-invasive surgery or biopsies."

The authors believe that the applications of this technology are far reaching, and that video publication in JoVE will expedite its adoption by other scientists. "We have developed a new
'/>"/>

Contact: Neal Moawed
press@jove.com
617-245-0137
The Journal of Visualized Experiments
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Nile Therapeutics Announces Top-Line Results in Clinical Trial Evaluating the Subcutaneous Infusion of Cenderitide, Meets Primary Endpoint
2. Chimerix Antiviral Compound, CMX001, Meets CMV Phase 2 Primary Endpoint in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
3. When nerve meets muscle, biglycan seals the deal
4. Sosei Group Corporation QVA149 Phase III Study Meets Primary Endpoint in Reducing Exacerbations in COPD Patients and Filings in EU and Japan by End of Year
5. Human Genome Decoder and Artificial Life Creator, J. Craig Venter to Speak at "The Atlantic Meets the Pacific"
6. Veridiams Training Program Wins Accolades and Awards- Meets Skilled Labor Challenge Head On
7. India In Vitro Diagnostics Market Outlook to 2017- Clinical Chemistry Genetic Testing, Haematology, Histology and Cytology, Immuno Chemistry, Infectious Immunology and Microbiology Culture
8. Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry
9. Startling results in synthetic chemistry presented in Nature Chemistry
10. CEM President and CEO Delivers Commencement Address at the 2012 University of Texas at Austin Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Graduation
11. CAS Names 2012 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry Program Participants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Origami meets chemistry in scholarly video-article
(Date:4/24/2015)... Top student social innovators from the ... universities, including UCSD and SDSU, will pitch their impact ... national and nonprofit companies for an opportunity to win ... Social Innovation Challenge 2015 . , The 2015 Social ... addressing a diverse range of issues including poverty, education, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: ... MaterialScience as the supplier of bio-succinic acid used ... polyurethanes for textile applications that Bayer MaterialScience has ... launched IMPRANIL ® eco, a series of ... reaches as high as 65%.  IMPRANIL ® ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ), ... Partnerships in Clinical Trials named PAREXEL,s Drew Garty ... of the Year.  The honor recognizes Mr. Garty,s leadership ... MyTrials ® Data-Driven Monitoring solution. ... Partnership Awards in Boston , Mr. ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015 The Thomas ... to conduct a groundbreaking pilot study to see ... reversed in as little as three to six ... metabolic and nutritional medicine—will aggressively target and simultaneously ... destroy our aging brain. These include oxidative stress, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:5th Annual Social Innovation Challenge at University of San Diego - Students Pitch to Live Judging Panel to Take Home $75K 25th Annual Social Innovation Challenge at University of San Diego - Students Pitch to Live Judging Panel to Take Home $75K 3Bayer MaterialScience Names BioAmber As Its Supplier For New Product Line - Bio-succinic acid forms backbone of innovative new bio-based polyurethanes for textiles 2Bayer MaterialScience Names BioAmber As Its Supplier For New Product Line - Bio-succinic acid forms backbone of innovative new bio-based polyurethanes for textiles 3Bayer MaterialScience Names BioAmber As Its Supplier For New Product Line - Bio-succinic acid forms backbone of innovative new bio-based polyurethanes for textiles 4PAREXEL Honored With 2015 Clinical Innovator Of The Year Award From Partnerships In Clinical Trials 2PAREXEL Honored With 2015 Clinical Innovator Of The Year Award From Partnerships In Clinical Trials 3PAREXEL Honored With 2015 Clinical Innovator Of The Year Award From Partnerships In Clinical Trials 4PAREXEL Honored With 2015 Clinical Innovator Of The Year Award From Partnerships In Clinical Trials 5New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 3
... 6 Biocept, Inc. ("Biocept"), an,emerging leader in biotechnology, ... CEO, President and Director and the appointment,of Edward A. ... its former CEO, President and Director, Gordon F. Janko., ... highly regarded professional,in our field, and believe he is ...
... many genes encoding proteins that are similar to those of ... only a small fraction the genome, and there are many ... are these sequences doing, and do we really need them ... Genome Research ( www.genome.org ), researchers have delved ...
... Sciences,Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS ), today announced ... Department informed the Company that the,market value of ... 10,consecutive days, which is the requirement for continued ... Rule 4310(c)(3)(B). Nasdaq,also informed the Company that it ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biocept, Inc. Announces CEO and Director Appointments 2Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA 2Advanced Life Sciences Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Staff Letter 2Advanced Life Sciences Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Staff Letter 3
(Date:3/24/2015)... , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019" report ... Global Iris Recognition market to grow at a CAGR ... This report covers the present scenario and the growth ... period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... BOSTON, Mass , March 23, 2015 SoundView ... shipment of NXT-ID,s (NASDAQ: NXTD ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView ... world user feedback on their experience with the Wocket in ... experience at CVS, Whole Foods and other retailers, making both ... Kris Tuttle also says, "If the company meets ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020" ... sensor market is projected to grow at a ... electronics, automotive, industrial and healthcare sectors are the ... In addition, adoption of MEMS technology in sensors ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3
... Rice University and Penn State University have discovered that adding ... them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that have an astounding ... of a range of potential innovations for the material created ... time that boron puts kinks and elbows into the nanotubes ...
... In a paper published today in the journal Nature ... at Chapel Hill demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional ... and ultimately the functions, of the RNA molecules that dictate ... behavior goes wrong, diseases including cancer and metabolic disorders ...
... Scientist say there is an urgent need for research ... study presented in the May 2012 issue of the International ... of Thoracic Oncology focused on different follow-up strategies for ... databases, researchers analyzed four studies and could not determine that ...
Cached Biology News:Nanosponges soak up oil again and again 2Nanosponges soak up oil again and again 33-D RNA modeling opens scientific doors 2Urgent research needed to determine most effective follow-up care for lung cancer patients 2
MOUSE ANTI SIMIAN VIRUS 5:FITC Immunogen: Simian virus 5...
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN MBP (67-74) Immunogen: Human myelin basic protein...
... The DNAclear cDNA Purification Kit is designed to ... such as cDNA synthesis and PCR. The process ... 1 ng to 3 g can be efficiently ... three steps: 1) DNA is bound to the ...
Normal donkey serum collected from healthy normal donkeys....
Biology Products: