Talk:CH391L/S13/Biologically Inspired Materials

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  • Kevin Baldridge 17:25, 8 April 2013 (EDT):I remember reading about a self-healing carbon fiber-based material a few years ago. There were small pockets of the raw materials which would self assemble to heal a macro-scale break when the pockets were opened with the macro-scale break. I'll see if I can figure out what exactly it was
    • Kevin Baldridge 17:34, 8 April 2013 (EDT):I think this is the original material I was thinking of, but in looking for it I found a more synthetic-bio related material that incorporates bacteria here
      • Kevin Baldridge 17:49, 8 April 2013 (EDT):Maybe that's the iGem thing you mentioned...
  • Kevin Baldridge 17:36, 8 April 2013 (EDT):You mention spider silk for use in sutures, would immunogenicity be a problem?
  • Aurko Dasgupta 17:51, 8 April 2013 (EDT):How is omniphobicity chemically achieved?
    • Max E. Rubinson 18:26, 10 April 2013 (EDT): There is a difference between the lotus effect and how the SLIPS work. I'm not sure I fully understand, but it sounds like the SLIPS are composed of structures that lock in an intermediary liquid that repels other liquids. I think the lotus effect is depends on the ability of a surface to form contact angles with liquids that result in increased hydrophobicity. Here is the paper describing SLIPS. And here is a link to the Wikipedia page describing contact angles and hydrophobicity.
      • Max E. Rubinson 18:28, 10 April 2013 (EDT): The first link is the same paper Gabe referenced (reference number 14).
  • Dwight Tyler Fields 17:52, 8 April 2013 (EDT): Spiders for iGEM!!!
  • Aurko Dasgupta 17:53, 8 April 2013 (EDT): Was goat made silk expected to be more economical than microbially produced spider silk?
  • Jeffrey E. Barrick 17:59, 8 April 2013 (EDT):How does the carbonate producing Bacillus work? What's the "part" for this?