High-Performance Gas Barrier Films Made from Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Coatings

High-Performance Gas Barrier Films Made from Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Coatings

In a recently published article in the journal ACS Applied Material & Interfaces, Jeff Youngblood and colleagues from Purdue University demonstrated the use of a shear-coating technique to developed gas barrier nanocellulose films which were anisotropic, allowing the researchers to control the volume of gas in the system.

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Using Biological Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) to Create Functional Materials with Genetically Programmable Properties

Using Biological Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) to Create Functional Materials with Genetically Programmable Properties

In their recently published article in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology, Charlie Gilbert and Tom Ellis review recent efforts in the emerging field of biological engineered living materials (ELMs) in which cells are programmed to produce new and useful biological materials with unique properties.

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