Title: Neutron Scattering to Understand Bio-Interfaces: From Simple Lipid Monolayers to Living Cells under Mechanical Stress
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