Publications

Influence of NaCl Concentration on Bicelle-Mediated SLB Formation

18 Jul 2019

The deposition of two-dimensional bicellar disks on hydrophilic surfaces is an emerging approach to fabricate supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) that requires minimal sample preparation, works at low lipid concentrations, and… Read more

Multifunctional polymeric implant coatings based on gelatin, hyaluronic acid derivative and chain length-controlled poly(arginine)

19 Jun 2019

Surface of the implantable devices is the root cause of several complications such as infections, implant loosening and chronic inflammation. There is an urgent need for multifunctional coatings that can… Read more

Silicate‐Phenolic Networks: Coordination Mediated Deposition of Bioinspired Tannic Acid Coatings

27 May 2019

Surface modification with polyphenolic molecules has been pursued in biomedical materials owing to their antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory, and antimicrobial characteristics. Recently, the use of silicic acid (Siaq) as mediator for efficient… Read more

Rationally Designed PdAuCu Ternary Alloy Nanoparticles for Intrinsically Deactivation-Resistant Ultrafast Plasmonic Hydrogen Sensing

06 May 2019

Hydrogen sensors are a prerequisite for the implementation of a hydrogen economy due to the high flammability of hydrogen–air mixtures. They are to comply with the increasingly stringent requirements set… Read more

Metal–polymer hybrid nanomaterials for plasmonic ultrafast hydrogen detection

01 Apr 2019

Hydrogen–air mixtures are highly flammable. Hydrogen sensors are therefore of paramount importance for timely leak detection during handling. However, existing solutions do not meet the stringent performance targets set by… Read more

A Molecular Sponge: pH-driven Reversible Squeezing of Stimuli-Sensitive Peptide Monolayers

13 Mar 2019

The cyclic change of structure, thickness and density, with pH switching from acid (pH=3) to basic (pH=11) condition, has been revealed for chemisorbed monolayers of the peptide Lipo-Aib-Lys-Leu-Aib-Lys-Lys-Leu-Aib-Lys-Ile-Lol, a Trichogin… Read more

Calcium Dependent Reversible Aggregation of Escherichia coli Biomimicking Vesicles Enables Formation of Supported Vesicle Layers on Silicon Dioxide

01 Mar 2019

The importance of using biomimicking membranes for various biological applications is rising, as such models are relevant for imitating real organisms. In addition, biomimicking membranes are usually much more repeatable… Read more

Heterodimers for in Situ Plasmonic Spectroscopy: Cu Nanoparticle Oxidation Kinetics, Kirkendall Effect, and Compensation in the Arrhenius Parameters

18 Feb 2019

The ability to study oxidation, reduction, and other chemical transformations of nanoparticles in real time and under realistic conditions is a non-trivial task due to their small dimensions and the… Read more

Silicic acid mediated formation of tannic acid nanocoatings

11 Feb 2019

Tannic acid (TA) adheres to a broad variety of different materials and forms versatile surface coatings for technical and biological applications. In mild alkaline conditions, auto-oxidation processes occur and a… Read more

Nanoplasmonic Sensor Detects Preferential Binding of IRSp53 to Negative Membrane Curvature

04 Feb 2019

Biosensors based on plasmonic nanostructures are widely used in various applications and benefit from numerous operational advantages. One type of application where nanostructured sensors provide unique value in comparison with,… Read more