Joerg Schotter

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We show a simple, robust, chemical route to the fabrication of ultrahigh-density arrays of nanopores with high aspect ratios using the equilibrium self-assembled morphology of asymmetric diblock copolymers. The dimensions and lateral density of the array are determined by segmental interactions and the copolymer molecular weight. Through direct current(More)
Studying protein interactions is of vital importance both to fundamental biology research and to medical applications. Here, we report on the experimental proof of a universally applicable label-free homogeneous platform for rapid protein analysis. It is based on optically detecting changes in the rotational dynamics of magnetically agitated core-shell(More)
The feasibility of a recently introduced homogeneous immunodiagnostic approach to directly detect analyte binding by optical observation of the hydrodynamic properties of magnetically rotated nanorods ("PlasMag") is demonstrated experimentally. Specifically, it is shown that the phase lag of the long axis of nickel nanorods (magnetic core parameters: length(More)
We present a new approach for homogeneous real-time immunodiagnostics (denoted as "PlasMag") that can be directly carried out in sample solutions such as serum, thus promising to circumvent the need of sample preparation. It relies on highly sensitive plasmon-optical detection of the relaxation dynamics of magnetic nanoparticles immersed in the sample(More)
Cobalt nanorods possess ideal magnetic properties for applications requiring magnetically hard nanoparticles. However, their exploitation is undermined by their sensitivity toward oxygen and water, which deteriorates their magnetic properties. The development of a continuous metal shell inert to oxidation could render them stable, opening perspectives not(More)
The growing availability of biomarker panels for molecular diagnostics is leading to an increasing need for fast and sensitive biosensing technologies that are applicable to point-of-care testing. In that regard, homogeneous measurement principles are especially relevant as they usually do not require extensive sample preparation procedures, thus reducing(More)
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