Investigating the ferric ion binding site of magnetite biomineralisation protein Mms6

25 feb 2020

The biomineralization protein Mms6 has been shown to be a major player in the formation of magnetic nanoparticles both within the magnetosomes of magnetotactic bacteria and as an additive in… Läs mer

Plasmonic Metasurface for Spatially-Resolved Optical Sensing in Three Dimensions

27 jan 2020

The highly localized sensitivity of metallic nanoparticles sustaining localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) enables detection of minute events occurring close to the particle surface and forms the basis for nanoplasmonic… Läs mer

Real time nanoplasmonic sensing for monitoring CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite formation in mesoporous TiO2 films

12 dec 2019

The formation of methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite into mesoporous titania (TiO2) scaffold via a sequential deposition method is known to offer high quality films for good photovoltaic device performance. Läs mer

Quantitative assessment of bovine serum albumin proteins for blocking applications

09 dec 2019

Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is one of the most widely used protein reagents in the scientific community, especially for surface passivation (“blocking”) applications in various bioassays. Numerous BSA protein options… Läs mer

Core-shell Gold Silver Nanoparticles for LSPR-Based Naked Eye Toxin Biosensing

20 nov 2019

The Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) phenomenon provides a versatile property for biodetection. Herein, this unique feature was employed to build up a homogeneous optical biosensor to detect staphylococcal enterotoxin… Läs mer

Immobilization of natural lipid biomembranes and their interactions with choline carboxylates. A nanoplasmonic sensing study

05 nov 2019

The cell membrane is mainly composed of lipid bilayers with inserted proteins and carbohydrates. Lipid bilayers made of purified or synthetic lipids are widely used for estimating the effect of… Läs mer

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… Läs mer

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… Läs mer

Surface-Based Nanoplasmonic Sensors for Biointerfacial Science Applications

04 jun 2019

The interaction of light with metallic nanostructures has long played an important role in endowing materials with unique properties, such as ancient glassware that contained trace amounts of metallic nanoparticles… Läs mer

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

27 maj 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… Läs mer