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Virus-enabled synthesis of titanium oxide nanowires

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dc.contributor.advisor Angela M. Belcher. en_US Liau, Forrest (Forrest W.) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US 2006-12-18T20:00:57Z 2006-12-18T20:00:57Z 2006 en_US 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-23). en_US
dc.description.abstract Bio-assisted materials fabrication methods allow for the production of high technology materials and devices at lower costs and with less environmental impact. To expand the biological toolkit for synthesizing materials, we demonstrated titanium oxide nanowire synthesis with use of engineered M13 virus at room temperature. In this virus-enabled synthesis process, negatively-charged titanium fluoro complexes nucleate at positive amine sites on the virus, and a subsequent anion-scavenging reaction drives the synthesis of titanium oxide on the virus. TEM imagery provided visual validation of the nanowire formation, and XRD analysis identified the crystalline structure as anatase. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Forrest Liau. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.title Virus-enabled synthesis of titanium oxide nanowires en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71227536 en_US

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