Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates
Current conventional methods of fabricating titania based ceramics have not resulted in superior materials performance. This project will utilize the nano-architecture of existing silica based micro-algae that have been chemically converted to demonstrated ceramic photo-catalyst materials while maintaining the intricate micro-algae shape and morphology to dramatically improve materials performance. After demonstrating the process for silica chemical conversion to value added ceramic materials, energy conversion devices with the novel bio-ceramic system as a component will be fabricated and tested against benchmark traditionally prepared nano-scale materials.
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