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Characterization & Application of Immobilized Biomacromolecules using Microcantilever and QCM Sensors
The structure and function of immobilized biomacromolecules are likely to be altered because of the solid surface. The long-term objective of this thesis is to develop surface-based biosensors for the characterization and ...
Novel Dynamics and Structures Using Paramagnetic Colloids with Rotating Magnetic Fields
Micron-sized colloids have long been used as model systems to study the dynamic and thermodynamic behavior of atomic systems. This is attributed to the fact that their dynamics are driven by thermal energy and they are ...
Paramagnetic particle assemblies as colloidal models for atomic and molecular systems
Colloidal particles are ideal models for studying the behavior of atomic and molecular systems. They resemble their atomic and molecular analogues in that their dynamics are driven by thermal energy and their equilibrium ...
Studying the Interactions of Biomacromolecular Assemblies with Surfaces Using the Microcantilever Sensor and Quartz Crystal Microbalance
This thesis uses surface sensitive tools to characterize the effect of a solid surface on immobilized biomacromolecules. This includes understanding how the surface can change the affinity of these macromolecules to small ...
Interfacial Assembly of Nanoparticles with Soft Templates for Photovoltaic Applications
Controlling the assembly of nanoparticles into well-defined functional systems remains a challenge. The main difficulty is that the majority of bulk nanoparticle processing methods result in nanoparticle aggregation and ...
Characterizing Nonlinear Dynamics with Stochasticity Using Semiflexible Paramagnetic Colloidal Filaments
Elastic Brownian filaments exhibit rich dynamics that are essential in numerous biological and industrial processes, such as intracellular transport and flagellar motion in biology, processing of rod-like polymers, and ...