Bionanocomposites: Smart Metal–Polymer Bionanocomposites as Omnidirectional Plasmonic Black Absorber Formed by Nanofluid Filtration (Adv. Funct. Mater. 22/2012)

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  • Mady Elbahri,

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    1. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
    2. Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, Institute for Materials Science, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Kaiserstrasse 2,24143 Kiel, Germany
    • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany.
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  • Shahin Homaeigohar,

    1. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
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  • Ramzy Abdelaziz,

    1. Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, Institute for Materials Science, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Kaiserstrasse 2,24143 Kiel, Germany
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  • Tianhe Dai,

    1. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
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  • Rania Khalil,

    1. Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, Institute for Materials Science, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Kaiserstrasse 2,24143 Kiel, Germany
    2. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt
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  • Ahnaf Usman Zillohu

    1. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
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Abstract

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On page 4771, Mady Elbahri and co-workers report on the fabrication of a smart, nanofibrous, plasmonic bio-nanocomposite developed for the first time by bridging the gaps between nanofluid filtration, plasmonics, and bioswitching. The primary bio(protein)-functionalized nanofibrous membrane catches metal nanoparticles through switchable conformational changes of the protein, despite its macroporosity. The metal nanoparticle/biofunctionalized nanofibrous mat can subsequently act as an omnidirectional black absorber.

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