Researchers have developed the diagnostic tools that are being used to advance an improved and integrated understanding of plasma-based synthesis - a widely used but poorly understood tool for creating nanostructures.
In this research, single 2-D layers of strontium iridium oxide were sandwiched between either one, two, or three layers of strontium titanium oxide to form three distinct superlattices. Researchers then used x-ray scattering to probe the magnetic structure of each superlattice.
Researchers found that when mixing dendrimers and proteins, multilayer films are spontaneously formed and retain the activity and function of protein enzymes, which determines their potential as a material for creating biosensors and medical products.
Using nanotechnology, a team of researchers has eliminated the need for refrigeration by developing a new low-cost technique that creates a protective shield around protein biomarkers in the sample. With this method, the samples maintain 95 percent of their purity and the information on which important health-care decisions are based.