Eugene Mamontov

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We studied the dynamics of hydrated tRNA using neutron and dielectric spectroscopy techniques. A comparison of our results with earlier data reveals that the dynamics of hydrated tRNA is slower and varies more strongly with temperature than the dynamics of hydrated proteins. At the same time, tRNA appears to have faster dynamics than DNA. We demonstrate(More)
Using quasielastic neutron scattering, we have investigated diffusion dynamics of protons in the protic ionic liquid, N,N,N',N'-tetramethylguanidinium bis(perfluoroethylsulfonyl)imide, a promising new compound for application as an electrolyte in proton-conducting fuel cells. A temperature range of 30-360 K has been studied. The melting temperature of(More)
We study the dynamic susceptibility chi_{T}(Q,t) of deeply supercooled water by means of quasielastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulations. Both techniques show an increase in the peak height of chi_{T}(Q,t) as the temperature is lowered toward the dynamic crossover temperature T_{L} . Below T_{L} , the peak height decreases steadily. We(More)
We use elastic neutron scattering to demonstrate that a sharp increase in the mean-squared atomic displacements, commonly observed in hydrated proteins above 200 K and often referred to as the dynamical transition, is present in the hydrated state of both native and denatured lysozyme. A direct comparison of the native and denatured protein thus confirms(More)
Light activation of the visual G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) rhodopsin leads to significant structural fluctuations of the protein embedded within the membrane yielding the activation of cognate G-protein (transducin), which initiates biological signaling. Here, we report a quasi-elastic neutron scattering study of the activation of rhodopsin as a GPCR(More)
The translational dynamics of hydration water confined in calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) gel was studied by quasielastic neutron scattering spectroscopy in the temperature range from 280 to 230 K. The stretch exponent β, the self-diffusion constant D, the average translational relaxation time {τ}, and the temperature dependence of confinement radius α(More)
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The high energy resolution, coupled with the wide dynamic range, of the new backscattering spectrometer (BASIS) at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has made it possible to investigate the diffusion dynamics of hydration water on the surface of rutile (TiO 2) nanopowder down to a temperature of 195 K. The dynamics measured on the(More)
The interaction between lipid bilayers and Amyloid β peptide (Aβ) plays a critical role in proliferation of Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is expected to affect one in every 85 humans by 2050, and therefore, deciphering the interplay of Aβ and lipid bilayers at the molecular level is of profound importance. In this work, we applied an array of neutron(More)
The prospect of RNA nanotechnology is increasing because of its numerous potential applications especially in medical science. The spherical Nanodiamonds (NDs) are becoming popular because of their lesser toxicity, desirable mechanical, optical properties, functionality and available surface areas. On other hand RNAs are stable, flexible and easy to bind to(More)