Advanced biomolecular materials based on membrane-protein/polymer complexation

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal of this project was to apply neutron reflectometry and atomic force microscopy to the study of lipid membranes containing proteins. Standard sample preparation techniques were used to produce thin films of these materials appropriate for these techniques. However, these films were not stable, and a new sample preparation technique was required. Toward this goal, the authors have developed a new capability to produce large, freely suspended films of lipid multi-bilayers appropriate for these studies. This system ... continued below

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Smith, G.S.; Nowak, A. & Safinya, C. December 1, 1998.

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal of this project was to apply neutron reflectometry and atomic force microscopy to the study of lipid membranes containing proteins. Standard sample preparation techniques were used to produce thin films of these materials appropriate for these techniques. However, these films were not stable, and a new sample preparation technique was required. Toward this goal, the authors have developed a new capability to produce large, freely suspended films of lipid multi-bilayers appropriate for these studies. This system includes a controlled temperature/humidity oven in which the films 5-cm x 5-cm are remotely drawn. The first neutron scattering experiments were then performed using this oven.

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  • Other: DE99001256
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-2355
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/296874 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 296874
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682725

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Smith, G.S.; Nowak, A. & Safinya, C. Advanced biomolecular materials based on membrane-protein/polymer complexation, report, December 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682725/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.