Impact of nanoparticles on amyloid peptide and protein aggregation: a review with a focus on gold nanoparticles

03 Sep 2018

Society is increasingly exposed to nanoparticles as they are ubiquitous in nature and introduced as man-made air pollutants and as functional ingredients in cosmetic products as well as in nanomedicine. Read more

Peripheral Membrane Proteins Facilitate Nanoparticle Binding at Lipid Bilayer Interfaces

13 Aug 2018

Molecular understanding of the impact of nanomaterials on cell membranes is critical for the prediction of effects that span environmental exposures to nanoenabled therapies. Experimental and computational studies employing phospholipid… Read more

Nanoplasmonic Sensing Architectures for Decoding Membrane Curvature-Dependent Biomacromolecular Interactions

28 May 2018

Nanoplasmonic sensors have emerged as a promising measurement approach to track biomacromolecular interactions involving lipid membrane interfaces. By taking advantage of nanoscale fabrication capabilities, it is possible to design sensing… Read more

Nanoplasmonic sensing and capillary electrophoresis for fast screening of interactions between phosphatidylcholine biomembranes and surfactants

01 May 2018

Nanoplasmonic sensing (NPS), based on localized surface plasmon resonance, with sensors composed of glass covered with golden nanodisks and overlaid with a SiO2 coating was applied in this study. Egg… Read more

Quantitative Comparison of Protein Adsorption and Conformational Changes on Dielectric-Coated Nanoplasmonic Sensing Arrays

22 Apr 2018

Nanoplasmonic sensors are a popular, surface-sensitive measurement tool to investigate biomacromolecular interactions at solid-liquid interfaces, opening the door to a wide range of applications. In addition to high surface sensitivity,… Read more

Counting charges on membrane-bound peptides

03 Apr 2018

Quantifying the number of charges on peptides bound to interfaces requires reliable estimates of (i) surface coverage and (ii) surface charge, both of which are notoriously difficult parameters to obtain,… Read more

Thermal properties and segmental dynamics of polymer melt chains adsorbed on solid surfaces

12 Mar 2018

The glass transition of supported polystyrene (PS) and poly(2-vinylpyridine) (P2VP) thin films in the vicinity of the substrate interface was studied by using a nanoplasmonic sensing (NPS) method. This “nanocalorimetric”… Read more

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