J. Kohlbrecher

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The conformation of mammalian elongation factor eEF1A in solution was examined by the small angle neutron scattering and scanning microcalorimetry. We have found that in contrast to the bacterial analogue the eEF1A molecule has no fixed rigid structure in solution. The radius of gyration of the eEF1A molecule (5.2 nm) is much greater than that of(More)
The ideal nanoscale drug delivery vehicle allows control over the released dose in space and time. We demonstrate that this can be achieved by stealth liposomes comprising self-assembled superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) individually stabilized with palmityl-nitroDOPA incorporated in the lipid membrane. Alternating magnetic fields were used(More)
SASfit is one of the mature programs for small-angle scattering data analysis and has been available for many years. This article describes the basic data processing and analysis workflow along with recent developments in the SASfit program package (version 0.94.6). They include (i) advanced algorithms for reduction of oversampled data sets, (ii) improved(More)
The hexaethylene glycol monododecyl ether (C(12)E(6)) micelles at concentrations up to 10% have been studied in their isotropic phase (10-48 degrees C) by means of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS). The SANS data obtained at low temperatures could be unequivocally interpreted as a result of scattering from a(More)
We report on a high pressure cell to use with small angle neutron scattering (SANS) in a pressure range up to 500 MPa. The cell offers the new possibility to investigate liquid samples by a specially designed sample chamber, which allows changing of samples relatively easily. Since the cell construction uses sapphire as window material, also light(More)
Endowing unimolecular soft nanoobjects with biomimetic functions is attracting significant interest in the emerging field of single-chain technology. Inspired by the compartmentalized structure and polymerase activity of metalloenzymes, copper-containing compact nanoglobules have been designed, synthesized, and characterized endowed with metalloenzyme(More)
We report a breakthrough in the search for versatile diffractive elements for cold neutrons. Nanoparticles are spatially arranged by holographical means in a photopolymer. These grating structures show remarkably efficient diffraction of cold neutrons up to about 50% for effective thicknesses of only 200   μm. They open up a profound perspective for next(More)
The contrast variation technique in small angle neutron scattering (SANS) was used to investigate the inner structure of nanocapsules on the example of poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA) nanocapsules. The determination of the PLA and Poloxamer shell thickness was the focus of this study. Highest sensitivity on the inner structure of the nanocapsules was obtained when(More)
A new sample environment has been developed in order to perform light and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) simultaneously on colloidal systems. The combination of SANS and diffusing wave spectroscopy (DWS) is of particular use in the high-concentration regime. DWS provides information on the local dynamic properties of the individual particles, whereas(More)