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Created 02/28/2006

The cover image depicts direct-write assembly of a 3D polyamine-rich scaffold (top) followed by biomimetic silicification (middle) to generate an inorganic-organic hybrid structure (bottom) under ambient conditions. The image was produced using a custom ITG script written to convert coordinate data for the deposition machine into a path in Maya. This path was then extruded to form the primary structure. See Jennifer Lewis et al., [i]Soft Matter[/i], 2006, 2, 205.


  • Mingjie Xu , Autonomous Materials Systems, Beckman Institute
  • Ben Grosser , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Jennifer Lewis , Autonomous Materials Systems, Beckman Institute
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