Creation of honeycomb-patterened cellulose by using a microorganism as a micro-machine

Yasumitsu Uraki, Hiroyuki Otsuka, Makoto Ubukata, Hiroshi Yabu, Masaru Tanaka, Masatsugu Shimomura

研究成果: Paper査読


An aim of this study is to create patterned polymer matrix by regulation of microorganism motion on the patterned template. In this report, we attempted to fabricate honeycomb-patterned cellulose produced by Acetobactor xylinum on the agarose gel with honeycomb-pattern microgrooves. Under atmospheric conditions, the bacteria proliferated significantly together with a small cellulose production. In order to enhance cellulose production and depress bacterial proliferation, several incubation conditions were investigated. Cellulose production was improved under humid conditions (RH 95%), but the proliferation was still active. Remarkable cellulose production with growth supression was observed in incubation under the CO 2 atmosphere with high humidity, while no cellulose production and proliferation was observed in the O 2 atmosphere. The thickness of the resulting cellulose patterned-matrix was approximately 1.3 μm. We are now investigating on fabrication of larger patterned cellulose matrix.

出版ステータスPublished - 2005 12 1
イベント54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
継続期間: 2005 5 252005 5 27


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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