Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Jarek Majewski (LANL)

August 31, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
 
Title: Neutron Scattering to Understand Bio-Interfaces: From Simple Lipid Monolayers to Living Cells under Mechanical Stress 
 
Abstract:
  The non-perturbative nature of neutrons coupled with their isotopic sensitivity and penetrability has made them an ideal tool to study model biological interfaces in different environments. My examples include (i) model lipid membranes, (ii) interactions of lipid membranes with proteins (including toxins), and (iii) monolayers of living cell cultures under mechanical stress. Neutron (as well as X-ray) scattering help to characterize these systems and their responses to external stimuli, such as pH, temperature and flow shear.
 
 

Location and Address

Wean Hall 7500, CMU