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Biosynthesis and Electron Microscopy Characterization of Diatom Nanocomposites

  • Timothy Gutu (a1), Jun Jiao (a2), Clayton Jeffryes (a3), Tian Qin (a4), Chih-hung Chang (a5) and Gregory L. Rorrer (a6)...

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The fabrication of Si-Ge oxide composites in a two-stage photobioreactor cultivation process was systematically optimized by increasing the amount of germanium assimilated into the diatom cells. In this optimization process of the synthesis of Si-Ge oxides that maintain the original morphology of the diatoms, high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) both equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer were extensively used to characterize the evaluation of the chemical composition and structural properties of the processed diatoms.

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Biosynthesis and Electron Microscopy Characterization of Diatom Nanocomposites

  • Timothy Gutu (a1), Jun Jiao (a2), Clayton Jeffryes (a3), Tian Qin (a4), Chih-hung Chang (a5) and Gregory L. Rorrer (a6)...

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