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Hello everyone!

I'm wondering if somebody have ideas about applications of nanopatterned plastics?
I've tried differentiation of stem cells and LSPR biosensors, and now would like to test other things - from any area of science.
But it should be real - not like "it may be used in blah blah" which I can often see in Introduction paragraph of articles.

Thanks for suggestions!
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I spoke with Aberbeen scientist Alex Brand, who works on yeasts. She is using nanopatterned substrates to investigate how yeasts sense their environment and alter their behaviour accordingly to activate virulence factors and become invasive.
 

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I spoke with Aberbeen scientist Alex Brand, who works on yeasts. She is using nanopatterned substrates to investigate how yeasts sense their environment and alter their behaviour accordingly to activate virulence factors and become invasive.

Thanks a lot for the suggestion!
It's also related to biology and is similar to what I've done with cells - seed and watch. Boring :D
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #3 on: 05/02/2016 10:31:38 »
What other sorts of things did you have in mind then?
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #4 on: 11/02/2016 01:18:39 »
What other sorts of things did you have in mind then?

Range is broad. Antifog/antiicing, antireflective, structrural colors, marine antifouling... Among them I need something really valuable, something that people will really need. For example antireflective - well, it's cool to make glasses without additional AR coatings, just in one step, but there are thousands of manufacturers, so I can't compete. And antireflective structures for enhancement of LED efficiency sounds better, since it is quite new and have better chances to be adopted by industry.
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #5 on: 11/02/2016 02:02:41 »
How about as diffraction gratings that lend a particular color to a surface without using any dye?

These types of structures occur naturally, and are responsible for the brilliant colors of (among other things) bird feathers, butterfly wings and beetle carapaces. Some people have begun to research their use in textiles and finishes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_coloration
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #6 on: 11/02/2016 02:12:08 »
What applications of nanopatterned plastics...it should be real - not like "it may be used in blah blah" Among them I need something really valuable, something that people will really need... but there are thousands of manufacturers, so I can't compete...have better chances to be adopted by industry.

So you want us to tell you of a valuable, tried and true technology that people really need, could be adopted by industry, but hasn't yet been adopted by industry so you can compete?

Sounds like you don't feel like doing the hard work of research and invention, and are just looking to capitalize on the discoveries of others... You wouldn't happen to have an MBA would you?

I recommend working for a university tech transfer office, where you can oversee the business prospects of thousands of researchers whose hard-won findings belong to the university (not that I'm bitter or anything...)
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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #7 on: 11/02/2016 03:12:16 »
So you want us to tell you of a valuable, tried and true technology that people really need, could be adopted by industry, but hasn't yet been adopted by industry so you can compete?
Sounds like you don't feel like doing the hard work of research and invention, and are just looking to capitalize on the discoveries of others... You wouldn't happen to have an MBA would you?
I recommend working for a university tech transfer office, where you can oversee the business prospects of thousands of researchers whose hard-won findings belong to the university (not that I'm bitter or anything...)

Wow wow...

First of all, thanks for a comment.
Now my turn: I've developed tech couple of years ago. I've tried myself several applications - like biosensor (working), growth and differentiation of stem cells (working), studying behaviour of glioblastoma cancer cells (hard to say), diffraction gratings (simplest spectrometer like PublicLab), coloring Lego blocks (not so good by the way), antireflective goggles (bad so far), antiicig (now going). I've talk to science guys and venture capitalists (and university-industry collaboration centers, in fact one is in my building). For several years I've tried to find something really valuable, and finally decided to ask for community. And what I see is "no hard work". That's really irritating, you know.

And now - yes, I'm looking for "valuable, that people really need, could be adopted by industry"; "tried and true" - not necessary.

Sorry for impulsive answer.
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #8 on: 11/02/2016 13:20:06 »
My apologies if my comment came off a little too strong. It was the end of a long day, and I am dealing with the difficulties of developing my own tech. The way your questions were phrased triggered a knee-jerk "well why don't you try some research?" response--sorry if it was unwarranted.
 

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Re: What are the applications of nanopatterned plastics?
« Reply #9 on: 12/02/2016 00:43:22 »
My apologies if my comment came off a little too strong. It was the end of a long day, and I am dealing with the difficulties of developing my own tech. The way your questions were phrased triggered a knee-jerk "well why don't you try some research?" response--sorry if it was unwarranted.

No problem..
Have you tried to get help for your tech from community? :D
 

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