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Integration of TiO2 into the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii during frustule synthesis

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2013
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Title
Integration of TiO2 into the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii during frustule synthesis
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Scientific Reports, November 2013
DOI 10.1038/srep03205
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Yvonne Lang, Francisco del Monte, Brian J. Rodriguez, Peter Dockery, David P. Finn, Abhay Pandit

Abstract

Nature has inspired the design of complex hierarchical structures in the field of material science. Diatoms, unicellular algae with a hallmark intricate siliceous cell wall, have provided such a stimulus. Altering the chemistry of the diatom frustule has been explored to expand on the potential application of diatoms. The ability to modify the diatom in vivo opens the possibility to tailor the diatom to the end application. Herein, we report the chemical modification of the living diatom T. weissflogii using a titania precursor, titanium (IV) bis-(ammonium lactato)-dihydroxide (TiBALDH). Incorporation of Ti into the diatom is achieved via repeated treatment of cultures with non-toxic concentrations of TiBALDH. The characteristic architectural features of the diatom are unaltered following chemical modification. Transformation of the living diatom provides opportunity to confer novel structural, chemical or functional properties upon the diatom. We report on a photocatalytic ability imparted upon the TiBALDH-modified diatom.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 56 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 27%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Other 16 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 17 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 20%
Engineering 7 12%
Unspecified 5 8%
Materials Science 5 8%
Other 14 23%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,583,892
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#37,648
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#113,217
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#1,475
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