Publications

Thermal cis-to-trans Isomerization of Azobenzene Side Groups in Metal-Organic Frameworks investigated by Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy

05 Jan 2018

The energy barrier for cis-to-trans isomerization is among the key parameters for photoswitchable molecules such as azobenzene. Recently, we introduced a well-defined model system based on thin films… Read more

Preferential oxidation of CO in H2 on Cu and Cu/CeOx catalysts studied by in situ UV–Vis and mass spectrometry and DFT

14 Dec 2017

Preferential oxidation of CO in H2 was studied by in situ ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) and mass spectrometry on flat model Cu and Cu/CeOx catalysts. The experimental findings were interpreted and compared with… Read more

Multi-Component Uptake of Dye Molecules by Films of Nanoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks

15 Nov 2017

Nanoporous materials, such as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), enable the separation of various molecular mixtures. Thus, detailed knowledge of multi-component diffusion properties of the guest molecules in the pores is vital. Read more

Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing Platform for Monitoring Temperature-Dependent Protein Adsorption

07 Nov 2017

The development of highly surface-sensitive measurement approaches to monitor protein adsorption across different temperatures would advance understanding of how thermally activated processes contribute to the denaturation of adsorbed proteins. Herein,… Read more

Cholesterol affects the interaction between an ionic liquid and phospholipid vesicles. A study by differential scanning calorimetry and nanoplasmonic sensing

10 Sep 2017

The present work aims at studying the interactions between cholesterol-rich phosphatidylcholine-based lipid vesicles and trioctylmethylphosphonium acetate ([P8881][OAc]), a biomass dissolving ionic liquid (IL). The effect of cholesterol was assayed… Read more

Gold nanoparticle-based localized surface plasmon immunosensor for staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) detection

16 Aug 2017

We describe the engineering of stable gold nanoparticle (AuNP) bioconjugates for the detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) using localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Two types of AuNP bioconjugates were… Read more

Probing the Interaction of Dielectric Nanoparticles with Supported Lipid Membrane Coatings on Nanoplasmonic Arrays

23 Jun 2017

The integration of supported lipid membranes with surface-based nanoplasmonic arrays provides a powerful sensing approach to investigate biointerfacial phenomena at membrane interfaces. While a growing number of lipid vesicles, protein,… Read more

Fabrication and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanopores with Cavities in the Solid Support

20 Jun 2017

Plasmonic nanostructures are widely used for various sensing applications by monitoring changes in refractive index through optical spectroscopy or as substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. However, in most practical… Read more

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