Carbon nanotube porin diffusion in mixed composition supported lipid bilayers

Lipid membranes play a key role in living systems by providing a structural barrier that separates cellular compartments. Bilayer fluidity in the lateral plane is a key property of lipid membranes, that allows the membrane to have sufficient flexibility to accommodate dynamic stresses, shape changes and rearrangements accompanying the cellular lifecycle.* In the article “Carbon … Continue reading Carbon nanotube porin diffusion in mixed composition supported lipid bilayers

Photoresponsive Photoacid-Macroion Nano-Assemblies

In mother nature, the concept of self-assembly is vital for life, as it generates much of the functionality of living cells. It also bears great synthetic potential for the formation of versatile, switchable, and functional nanostructures.* Noncovalent interactions can be triggered by external influences, such as the change of pH, light irradiation, thermal activation, introduction … Continue reading Photoresponsive Photoacid-Macroion Nano-Assemblies

NanoWorld Screencast on Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC) for High-Speed AFM (HS-AFM) and video rate Atomic Force Microscopy passes 1000 views mark

The screencast on Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC) for High Speed AFM (HS-AFM)  and video rate Atomic Force Microscopy held by Mathieu Burri  has just reached the 1000 views mark. Congratulations Mathieu! The Ultra-Short Cantilevers series combines very small cantilevers capable of resonating in the MHz regime and a very sharp and wear resistant tip and is … Continue reading NanoWorld Screencast on Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC) for High-Speed AFM (HS-AFM) and video rate Atomic Force Microscopy passes 1000 views mark