Fabrication of free-standing replicas of fragile, laminar, chitinous biotemplates

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Ral J. Martín-Palma, Michael A. Motyka, Carlo G. Pantano

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Abstract

The conformal-evaporated-film-by-rotation technique, followed by the dissolution of chitin in an aqueous solution of orthophosphoric acid, can be used to fabricate free-standing replicas of fragile, laminar, chitinous biotemplates. This novel approach was demonstrated using butterfly wings as biotemplates and GeSeSb chalcogenide glass for replicas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034001
JournalBioinspiration and Biomimetics
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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