Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Researchers Get A Detailed Picture Of Self-Assembled Peptides On A Nanoparticle
8/15/2008 8:28:01 AM
Small Times -- When you make a new material on a nanoscale how can you see what you have made? A team lead by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC) fellow has made a significant step toward overcoming this major challenge faced by nanotechnology scientists. The team from the University of Liverpool, The School of Pharmacy (University of London) and the University of Leeds have developed a technique to examine tiny protein molecules called peptides on the surface of a gold nanoparticle.