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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 ...
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 ...
Assembling magnetic colloidal particles in microfluidic devices
The motivation of this research project is to assemble colloidal particles in microfluidic devices to create intelligent microstructures. We have created three types of novel structures. We have created magnetic chains ...
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 ...
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 ...