User:Andrea V Bellorin/Notebook/My Biomineralization-Inspired Materials Synthesis/2015/10/07

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Laboratory

  • The samples that were left to bake were retrieved and measured for individual thickness in this laboratory. The measurements were as follows:
  • 10 g- 0.9 mm
  • 20 g- 0.36 mm
  • 30 g- 0.34 mm
  • 40 g- 0.89 mm
  • Following this, each sample was then weighed. The measurements were as follows:
  • 10 g- 0.3410 g
  • 20 g- 0.9926 g
  • 30 g- 1.4722 g
  • 40g g- 1.96010 g
  • With the already baked samples of film, four small glass jars were prepared with the following materials:
  • 0.25 g of film from all the sample amounts
  • 169 µL HAUCL4
  • 159 µL Lysozyme
  • 1.672 mL H2O
  • After the preparation it was observed that the jars formed nanoparticles much faster than expected. The jars were then placed into the oven for four hours at 80°C. Four more glass jars with the same materials were prepared but instead of placing them into the oven to bake they were simply left under the fume hood in the laboratory at room temperature.
  • The molds that were left to form from last week were placed into foil and then set to back in the oven alongside the glass jars.
  • A third set of molds were prepared with new measurements of citric acid, the same measurements of cellulose and newly introduced H2O. The molds were then placed under the fume hood to form for about a week. The mold's new measurements were as follows:
  • Mold 1: 5 g Cellulose, Citric Acid 1.25 g
  • Mold 2: 10 g Cellulose, Citric Acid 3.5 g
  • Mold 3: 15 g Cellulose, Citric Acid 3.75 g
  • Mold 4: 20 g Cellulose, Citric Acid 5 g