Adsorption, Aggregation and Structure Formation in Systems of Charged Particles: From Colloidal to Supracolloidal Assembly (Springer Theses) (Paperback)
Introduction.- Methods.- Theory and Modeling.- Surfactant Adsorption and Aggregate Structure at Silica Nanoparticles.- Formation of Cylindrical Micelles in Tubular Nanopores.- Aggregation of Silica Nanoparticles Directed by Adsorption of Lysozyme.- Effect of pH and Salinity on Silica-Lysozyme Hetero-Aggregation.- Protein-Specific Effects of Binding to Silica Nanoparticles.- Permanent Supracolloidal Biparticle Assembly Initiated by An Electric Field.- Summary and Outlook.- Appendix.
My research field is Colloid and Interface science, and more specifically the soft-to-hard matter interactions. I am interested in understanding the interactions of globular proteins, surfactants and lipids (soft matter) with magnetic and nonmagnetic hard nanomaterials. I've addressed some fundamental questions about factors governing self-assembly of soft-hard nanocomposite structures. Recently, I've extended my research to the field of materials science where I focused on directed self-assembly of isotropic and anisotropic colloidal particles into ordered multi responsive structures using external electric and/or magnetic field. My goal is to continue to work and contribute to the field of colloids and nanoscience.