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Title:Microscopic Roses and Thorns on a Metal Surface
Author(s):Fathi, Parinaz
Contributor(s):Roslend, Ayman; Pan, Dipanjan
Abstract:When we look at a piece of metal, we usually don’t think about what it looks like at the microscale. Through simple surface modifications, however, a seemingly smooth surface can be formed into one containing geometries that resemble those found in nature. In this image, a metal surface has been modified to form microscopic “roses” and “thorns.” Through these simple reactions, we can make the surface both aesthetic and functional. These kinds of metal surfaces have a wide variety of potential applications in treating, preventing, or detecting diseases, and I am currently exploring the use of this surface as an antibacterial agent. The presence of the microscopic patterns on the metal surface provides higher surface area for interaction between the surface and the bacteria.​
Issue Date:2020
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Parinaz Fathi
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-13

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