Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions. That is the case for many microorganisms. In a new study, researchers have uncovered key details in this natural process that can be used for the self-assembly of nanomaterials into complex two- and three-dimensional structures.
Scientists present the synthesis and characterization of a new inorganic nanostructured functional material, BOA, comprising gold nanoparticles and oxoborates. It has the form of small building blocks composed of gold nanoparticles embedded in a polyoxoborate matrix.
A steadily growing treasure of knowledge has accumulated in the past years on attosecond nanophysics of nanostructured solids, which has, so far, not been sorted and structured. This has now been rectified by two physics professors.
Written by renowned scientists from academia and industry, this book covers the recent developments, trends and innovations in the application of nanotechnologies in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Scientists developed a force controlled patch clamp based on the FluidFM technology. Its ability to obtain simultaneous electrophysiological and mechanical information will render it a valuable tool in the field of mechanotransduction.
An international team of scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser. This technique can give researchers a clearer understanding of the complex world of cells.
A new, relatively simple process makes it possible to create biocompatible particles called shape-controllable microgels that could be custom-designed for specific roles such as drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering building blocks and biomedical research.
Scientists have demonstrated the emergence of self-organized structures that drive the evolution of a non-equilibrium system to a state of maximum entropy production. The authors suggest MEPP underlies the evolution of the artificial system's self-organization, in the same way that it underlies the evolution of ordered systems (biological life) on Earth.
Researchers have combined a nanopore with a tiny cage capable of trapping and holding a single DNA strand after it has been pulled through the pore. While caged, biochemical experiments can be performed on the strand, which can then be zipped back through the nanopore to look at how the strand has changed.