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Oral Poster

Opaque, Translucent and Transparent Flower Petals

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18:40 Oral Poster Effect of surface processing on roughness, wettability and cytotoxicity of carbon fiber-reinforced polyetheretherketone (PEEK) composite fabricated by fused deposition modeling 1 Dr. Xingting Han
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18:49 Oral Poster Parvovirus B19 virus-like particles as platform for the development of biomaterials. 1 Prof. Dr. Ismael Bustos-Jaimes
18:52 Oral Poster The Influence of Surface Nanopatterns with varying Periodicities on Protein adsorption 1 Yu Yang
18:55 Oral Poster Opaque, Translucent and Transparent Flower Petals 1 Takumi Arakawa
18:58 Oral Poster Impact of Surface Morphology and Net Charge of Spider Silk based Materials on Interactions with Human Blood Components 1 Sarah Lentz
19:01 Oral Poster Modulation of Bacteria on Titanium Surfaces via Nanotopography and Antimicrobial Peptides 1 Marcus Eales
19:04 Oral Poster Degradable hybrid polymers for tissue engineering 1 Johannes Schwaiger
19:07 Oral Poster Antibacterial functionalization of plasma-chemical oxidized titanium surfaces 1 Dr. Stefan Kranz
19:10 Oral Poster Thermal crosslinking of hydrophilic polymers using polyperoxides 1 Ph.D. Solomiia Borova
19:13 Oral Poster Poly(peptoid)s: Peptidomimetics as potential Biomaterials 1 Christine Schlutt
19:16 Oral Poster A Nanoscaled Hybrid Coating for Neuronal Electrodes: Nanoporous Silica NPs Embodied into Nanoporous Platinum. 1 Tim-Joshua Pinkvos
19:19 Oral Poster Drug Delivery from Nanoporous Titania Coatings for Dental Application 1 Saskia Zailskas
19:22 Oral Poster Waste to resource: Biopolymer from industrial wastewater 1 Prof. Regina Nogueira
19:25 Oral Poster Divide and Comprehend: Separating the Effects of Hydrophobicity / Hydrophilicity and Crystallinity on the Thermal Properties of Polyester Based Drug Delivery Systems 1 Karl Scheuer
19:28 Oral Poster Elastic Polymer-Coated Nano- and Macroporous Bioactive Glass-Composites for Bone Regeneration 1 Marvin Lietzow
19:34 Oral Poster Alginate/silk fibroin-based hydrogels for vascularized tissue constructs 1 Dr. Raminder Singh
19:37 Oral Poster Diclofenac and moxifloxacin simultaneous delivery from intraocular lenses for endophthalmitis prophylaxis 1 Prof. Ana Serro
19:40 Oral Poster Optimization of a calcium phosphate based bone cement formulation 1 Prof. Dr. Rogério Cola?o
19:43 Oral Poster Nanostructured bone apatite-like thin films for bone prostheses 1 Dr. Gabriela Graziani
19:46 Oral Poster Low-dose BMP-2 enhances the bone-forming effects of an injectable, PLGA fiber-reinforced, brushite-forming cement in sheep lumbar osteopenia defects 1 Francesca Gunnella
19:49 Oral Poster The PLGA fiber component of brushite-forming calcium phosphate cement induces the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells 1 Francesca Gunnella
19:52 Oral Poster Surface functionalization of nanofibers by plasma processing in Ar/CO2/C2H4 discharge 0 Ph.D. Elizaveta Permyakova
19:55 Oral Poster Three-dimensional nanoscale X-ray computed tomography for the visualisation of cells grown on fibrous scaffolds 1 Dr. Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva

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Flowers manipulate the incoming light in such a way that the reflected light (in the range of photon wavelengths that can be detected) appeals to pollinators. The skeleton flower (Diphylleia grayi), is a native flower to higher altitudes in Hokkaido. It has unimpressive six small white petals, that show a very unusual change in appearance: they turn translucent when wet. Here we report on the mechanism by observing the cross section and surface morphology of the petals in the scanning electron microscope (SEM) in both the dry and wet stages by the nanosuit method.

By using a coating-on-water technique, we produced air-pocket containing thin films of a poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) copolymer that also show a rapid change from turbid to transparent when immersed in water. Thus this peculiar phenomenon of flower petals can be mimicked artificially and may give rise to applications in which a reliable and reversible change of transparency is required, such as shading, or collecting sunlight depending on the environmental conditions.

Takumi Arakawa
Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
Additional Authors:
  • Prof. Dr. Olaf Karthaus
    Chitose Institute of Science and Technology