Amit K. Dutta

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It is of fundamental importance to be able to easily distinguish between the viscoelastic properties of a molecular gel (noncovalent cross-linked three-dimensional polymer structure) and a brush (polymer structure that emanates from a surface in three dimensions without cross-linking). This has relevance in biology and in designing surfaces with desired(More)
Nanocrystalline FeS and FeSe compounds were prepared by solvothermal decomposition of a precursor complex [Fe(3)(μ(3)-O)(μ(2)-O(2)CCH(2)Cl)(6)(H(2)O)(3)]NO(3)·H(2)O in the presence of thiourea and sodium selenite, respectively. The as-obtained products were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy(More)
The real-time changes in viscoelasticity of adsorbed poly(L-lysine) (PLL) and adsorbed histone (lysine rich fraction) due to cross-linking by glutaraldehyde and corresponding release of associated water were investigated using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared(More)
CuS nanoparticles (NPs) was synthesized through a simple and green method using water soluble precursor complex [CuL2(H2O)2]Cl2 (L=pyridine 2-carboxamide) and was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-Vis spectroscopic techniques. The as-prepared CuS NPs (covellite) was demonstrated to possess(More)
Combining a wide range of protein adsorption experiments (three globular proteins on eight well-defined homogeneous surfaces) with Monte Carlo simulations of lattice proteins at different concentrations and on surfaces of varying "polarity", we explore the extent and rheological behavior of adsorbed proteins as a function of substrate polarity, "on" rate(More)
Proteins can interact with biological surfaces such as cell membrane, chaperones, cornea, bone, arteries, veins, and heart cavities of the cardiovascular system and also with non-biological surfaces including dialysis membranes and tubing, catheters, invasive surgical instruments, needles, and artificial implants. Fibrillation of amyloid proteins is(More)
In order to measure the intermolecular binding forces between two halves (or partners) of naturally split protein splicing elements called inteins, a novel thiol-hydrazide linker was designed and used to orient immobilized antibodies specific for each partner. Activation of the surfaces was achieved in one step, allowing direct intermolecular force(More)
This article reports simple, green and efficient synthesis of γ-Fe₂O₃ nanoparticles (NPs) (maghemite) through single-source precursor approach for colorimetric estimation of human glucose level. The γ-Fe₂O₃ NPs, having cubic morphology with an average particle size of 30 nm, exhibited effective peroxidase-like activity through the catalytic oxidation of(More)
1.1 Introduction The exciting physics of quantum phase transitions has been explored extensively in the last few years [1, 2]. The non-equilibrium dynamics of a quantum system when quenched very fast [3] or slowly across a quantum critical point [4, 5] has attracted the attention of several groups recently. The possibility of experimental realizations of(More)
We study the effect of pulsed driving and kicked driving of the interaction term on the nonequilibrium phase transition in the Dicke model. Within the framework of Floquet theory, we observe the emergence of new nontrivial phases on impingement by such periodic pulses. Notably, our study reveals that a greater control over the dynamical quantum criticality(More)