University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
1 article published in JoVE
Generation of Scalable, Metallic High-Aspect Ratio Nanocomposites in a Biological Liquid Medium Kinsey Cotton Kelly1, Jessica R. Wasserman2, Sneha Deodhar3, Justin Huckaby4, Mark A. DeCoster4,5 1Biophysics Department, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2Department of Chemistry, Louisiana Tech University, 3Department of Integrative Physiology, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, 4Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 5Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University Here we present a protocol to synthesize novel, high-aspect ratio biocomposites under biological conditions and in liquid media. The biocomposites scale from nanometers to micrometers in diameter and length, respectively. Copper nanoparticles (CNPs) and copper sulfate combined with cystine are the key components for the synthesis.