Nanoplasmonic Sensing at the Carbon-Bio Interface: Study of Protein Adsorption at Graphitic and Hydrogenated Carbon Surfaces

11 Apr 2017

Various forms of carbon are known to perform well as biomaterials in a variety of applications and an improved understanding of their interactions with biomolecules, cells, and tissues is… Read more

Nanoplasmonic sensors for biointerfacial science

06 Apr 2017

In recent years, nanoplasmonic sensors have become widely used for the label-free detection of biomolecules across medical, biotechnology, and environmental science applications. To date, many nanoplasmonic sensing strategies have been… Read more

Real-time in situ analysis of biocorona formation and evolution on silica nanoparticles in defined and complex biological environments

23 Feb 2017

Biomolecules such as proteins immediately adsorb on the surface of nanoparticles upon their exposure to a biological environment. The formed adlayer is commonly referred to as biomolecule corona (biocorona) and… Read more

A fullerene alloy based photovoltaic blend with a glass transition temperature above 200 °C

06 Feb 2017

Organic solar cells with a high degree of thermal stability require bulk-heterojunction blends that feature a high glass transition, which must occur considerably above the temperatures encountered during device fabrication… Read more

Generation of anti-inflammatory macrophages for implants and regenerative medicine using self-standing release systems with a phenotype-fixing cytokine cocktail formulation

01 Feb 2017

The immediate tissue microenvironment of implanted biomedical devices and engineered tissues is highly influential on their long term fate and efficacy. The creation of a long-term anti-inflammatory microenvironment around implants… Read more

Plasmonic Nanospectroscopy for Thermal Analysis of Organic Semiconductor Thin Films

23 Jan 2017

Organic semiconductors are key materials for the next generation of thin film electronic devices like field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Accurate thermal analysis is essential for the fundamental… Read more

Unraveling interactions between ionic liquids and phospholipid vesicles using nanoplasmonic sensing

09 Jan 2017

Owing to their unique properties and unlimited structural combinations, the ubiquitous use of ionic liquids (ILs) is steadily increasing. The objective of the present work is to shed light into… Read more

Quantitative Profiling of Nanoscale Liposome Deformation by a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor

16 Dec 2016

Characterizing the shape of sub-100 nm, biological soft-matter particulates (e.g., liposomes and exosomes) adsorbed at a solid-liquid interface remains a challenging task. Here, we introduce a localized surface plasmon resonance… Read more

Investigating How Vesicle Size Influences Vesicle Adsorption on Titanium Oxide: A Competition between Steric Packing and Shape Deformation

08 Dec 2016

Understanding the adsorption behavior of lipid vesicles at solid-liquid interfaces is important for obtaining fundamental insights into soft matter adsorbates as well as for practical applications such as supported lipid… Read more

Integration of Quartz Crystal Microbalance-Dissipation and Reflection-Mode Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors for Biomacromolecular Interaction Analysis

25 Nov 2016

The combination of label-free, surface-sensitive measurement techniques based on different physical principles enables detailed characterization of biomacromolecular interactions at solid-liquid interfaces. To date, most combined measurement systems have involved experimental… Read more