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Charge Transfer Across an Energy Transducing Integral Membrane Protein Complex
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31 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): William A. Cramer
The cytochrome bc complexes of the mitochondrial respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport chains are hetero-oligomeric integral membrane proteins. These proteins are responsible for most...
Nanotechnology: Considerations for Facility Design
21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Weaver
The growing area of study broadly termed nanotechnology provides a
new set of challenges to the facility designer. While evolutionary
changes in the quality of clean spaces occur, it is the...
From Research to Learning in Chemistry through Visualization and Computation
21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Jakobsson
Modern chemistry research and high school chemistry education are separated by institutional and geographical boundaries. As such, much of secondary chemistry education is still based on the...
Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges
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10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
James Leary (2007), "Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges," Purdue Bioethics Seminar Series, http://nanohub.org/resources/2691.
Bioethics at Purdue
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07 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
Living organisms are self-assembling systems that achieve an enormous variety of functions through organization of components from sub-nanometer to meter scale. Understanding the functions of...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Bio-Nanotechnology and Biomedical Devices
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
High-Aspect-Ratio Micromachining of Titanium: Enabling New Functionality and Opportunity in Micromechanical Systems Through Greater Materials Selection
09 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Masa Rao
Traditionally, materials selection has been limited in high-aspect-ratio micromechanical applications, due primarily to the predominance of microfabrication processes and infrastructure dedicated...
The Impact of Protein Flexibility on Ligand Binding to Proteins: A Computational Perspective
22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Markus A. Lill
Nowadays, computer-aided drug discovery (CADD) concepts are routinely
used in academia and industry for identifying and optimizing lead
structures. While CADD techniques have been widely used...
Computer Simulation of Nanoparticles, Viruses, and Electrical Power-Generating Bacteria
20 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter J. Ortoleva
Models of cells and nanometer-scale biosystems are presented that
clarify their physico-chemical characteristics and allow for computer-
aided design of therapeutic and nanotechnical devices....
Antiestrogenic Conjugates as New Breast Cancer Chemoprevention Agents
08 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ross Weatherman
Tamoxifen is the first drug specifically approved for the prevention of cancer and arguably the most successful anticancer drug of all time. Although millions of breast cancer patients have...
Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and XPS Application for Biologically Related Objects
26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The technique...
Dendrimer-Templated Catalyst for Controlled Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD
21 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Placidus Amama
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an important class of materials with several technological applications because they possess unparalleled properties in terms of ballistic electrical conductivity,...
Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials: Engineering the Interface through Synthesis
29 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vincent Rotello
Monolayer-protected nanoparticles provide versatile tools for
nanotechnology. In our research, we use these nanoparticles as
building blocks for the creation of functional magnetic and...
On Modeling Metabolic Systems
04 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Doraiswami Ramkrishna
Modeling metabolism has been generally based on the numerous
cellular reactions to be in steady state with respect to the
external fluxes on the cell boundary. The essence of this
Plasmon-resonant Nanorods as Multifunctional Imaging Agents
28 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Gold nanorods have several outstanding characteristics as optical contrast
agents for biomedical imaging. Their strong optical absorption at
near-infrared (NIR) frequencies can be used to...
Geometry of Diffusion and the Performance Limits of Nanobiosensors
05 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam, Pradeep R. Nair
This presentation demonstrates how the classical diffusion-capture (D-C) model has improved sensor performance, since the D-C model is a "geometry of diffusion" rather than a "geometry of...
Potassium Channels: Conduction, Selectivity, Blockage, Inactivation, and Gating
05 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Benoit Roux, NCN SLC@Northwestern
The determination of the structure of the KcsA K+ channel from
Streptomyces lividan has made it possible to investigate the function
of a biological channel at the atomic level. Because of its...
Information Theory and Cell/Nanoparticle Modeling
28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter J. Ortoleva
Physico-chemical models of cells and nanoparticles are being developed for pure and applied studies. Nanoparticles are simulated by a Poisson-Boltzmann equation (for determining the electric force...
Three-Dimensional Simulations of Field Effect Sensors for DNA Detection
21 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eddie Howell, Gerhard Klimeck
Here, the development of a DNA field-effect transistor (DNAFET) simulator is described. In DNAFETs the gate structure of a silicon on insulator (SOI) field-effect transistor is replaced by a layer...
Chemical Modification of GaAs with TAT Peptide and Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayers
14 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hamsa Jaganathan
The use of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on semiconductors creates a basis for the design and creation of bioelectronics, such as biosensors. The interface between the surface and an organic...