Nano Technology

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Antoni Tomsia from the Berkeley lab team have developed a composite that mirrors the intricate structure of nacre, which is a finely layered substance found in some mollusc shells, such as oysters. In seeking to duplicate nacre's strength and lightness they froze seawater. The crystals of pure ice form layers, while impurities such as salt and micro-organisms are expelled from the forming ice and entrapped in channels between the ice crystals. The result is a layered structure that roughly resembles nacre's wafer-like construction. From these observations, a material is being created that will foster the growth of bone tissue. The nano scale targeted approach could speed the recovery of bone fractures and ensure that implants build with surrounding tissue. Inspired by this discovery I constructed the work Nacre from industrial nonwoven which I plated copper and added nickel.

Nano Landscape

An atmospheric work created with a carbon nonwoven designed for fuel cells with laddered nylon knitting fused by heat and pressure. It acts as a resist and revels patterns as the carbon electroplates.

Nano Particles

Many of the images I have been looking at show clusters of regular and irregular textured spheres. I have tries to capture their variety in the making of this work Nano Particles. They were constructed with a selection of thermoplastic geo-textiles and plated silver, tin and nickel.

Silver Lattice Roll

Scientific images revealed that, depending on the specific type and function of a bone, fine threads (mineralized collagen fibrils) that form the framework could have several arrangements. The patterned networks of threads and voids are similar to an industrial material designed as a spacer in the construction of skis. I worked intuitively and flattened the fabric in a heat press then, by drawing into the thermoplastic material with a fine tipped soldering iron to create a lattice, mimicking fibrils network. The fabric was made conductive on one side only in order that when plated, parts of the original construction would be visible.

Six Hollows

Inspired by text and images of hollow nano capsules designed for drug release. Formed with heat on a thermoplastic industrial nonwoven and electroplated nickel.

An Interpretation of Experimental Nano spheres based on sebacic acid used for Vaccines

This work is made from knitted ‘Shielding Fabric’ which has been plated copper and then Nickel.

Bone ResorbingOsteo No1292D41 1.1

NanoArt International Online Exhibition - 7th Edition
Frances Geesin was voted one of the top ten artists contributing.
NanoArt 21 was founded by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu.
The purpose is to promote worldwide the NanoArt as a reflection of the technological movement. Orfescu considers NanoArt to be a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to inform people about the new technologies of the 21st Century. NanoArt is aimed to raise the public awareness of Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives.
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