Optimization of the Composition of PdAuCu Ternary Alloy Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Hydrogen Sensing

27 Aug 2021

Alloying is a long-standing central strategy in materials science for the tailoring and optimization of bulk material properties, which more recently has started to find application also in engineered nanomaterials… Read more

Design and Analytical Performances of a Diclofenac Biosensor for Water Resources Monitoring

26 Aug 2021

Because the broadly consumed pain killer diclofenac (DCF) is a recognized pollutant, monitoring of its concentration is routinely performed in surface waters. As a valuable alternative to chromatographic and immunochemical… Read more

Adhesion and Structural Changes of PEGylated Lipid Nanocarriers on Silica Surfaces

15 Jul 2021

PEGylated lipid nanoparticles have a continuously expanding range of applications, particularly within pharmaceutical areas. Hereby, it is shown with the help of the Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D)… Read more

Light-Gated Control of Conformational Changes in Polymer Brushes

10 Jul 2021

Herein, a strategy to control conformational changes in grafted polymer brushes via photoinduced crosslinking of photoreactive groups embedded into the lateral architecture of a polymer brush is reported. Poly(methylmethacrylate)-based polymer… Read more

Light-Off in Plasmon-Mediated Photocatalysis

22 Jun 2021

In plasmon-mediated photocatalysis it is of critical importance to differentiate light-induced catalytic reaction rate enhancement channels, which include near-field effects, direct hot carrier injection, and photothermal catalyst heating. In particular,… Read more

Solvent-induced conformational tuning of lysozyme protein adlayers on silica surfaces: A QCM-D and LSPR study

19 May 2021

There is broad interest in functionalizing solid surfaces with lysozyme, which is a widely studied antimicrobial protein. To date, most efforts have focused on developing more effective immobilization schemes to… Read more

Ultrahigh surface sensitivity of deposited gold nanorod arrays for nanoplasmonic biosensing

08 May 2021

The biosensing performance of plasmonic nanostructures critically depends on detecting changes in the local refractive index near the sensor surface, which is referred to as surface sensitivity. For biosensing applications… Read more

Conformational stability as a quality attribute for the cell therapy raw material human serum albumin

23 Apr 2021

Although human serum albumin (HSA) has been used for many decades, there is still a lack of suitable quality control (QC) attributes. Its current use as a raw material in… Read more

Catalytically active and thermally stable core–shell gold–silica nanorods for CO oxidation

22 Mar 2021

Deactivation based on sintering phenomena is one of the most costly issues for the industrial application of metal nanoparticle catalysts. To address this drawback, mesoporous silica encapsulation is reported as… Read more

Nanoparticules d’or pour les biocapteurs : lecture optique de la reconnaissance moléculaire

23 Feb 2021

Les propriétés extraordinaires des nanoparticules d’or et/ou d’argent en ont fait des objets courtisés par les scientifiques toutes disciplines confondues. L’intensité de leur couleur ainsi que leur grande sensibilité optique… Read more