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October 12, 2017

"String Theory," by Peter Coneski, Jessica Nash and Mark Schoenfisch

"String Theory," by Peter Coneski, Jessica Nash and Mark Schoenfisch. These electrospun polymer microfibers were prepared in chemist Mark Schoenfisch’s lab, where Coneski and his colleagues are looking for ways to make antibacterial and antithrombotic medical device coatings from polymer microfibers that are capable of controlled release of nitric oxide. Coneski is a doctoral student, Nash is an undergraduate, and Schoenfisch is a professor of chemistry, all in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [Equipment: Scanning electron microscope.]

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This image is from the second annual scientific art competition held by the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL). CHANL is home to a series of electron microscopes; an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer; a cleanroom with photolithography, deposition and etching systems; and many other powerful imaging tools and equipment. The scientific art competition takes place in the spring and is open to anyone on campus. Entries this year came from students and faculty across the university, including many in pharmacy, biomedical engineering, medicine, computer science, studio art, physics and astronomy, and chemistry. Additional information on the competition and CHANL can be found on the CHANL website. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 15, 2017)

Credit: Peter Coneski, Jessica Nash and Mark Schoenfisch

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