Mufit X. Akinc

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Novel Amphiphilic Multi-Arm, Star-Like Block Copolymers as Unimolecular Micelles Xinchang Pang, Lei Zhao, Mufit Akinc, Jin Kon Kim, and Zhiqun Lin* Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, United States School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332,(More)
Rheological behavior of aqueous suspensions containing nanometer-sized powders is of relevance to many branches of industry. Unusually high viscosities observed for suspensions of nanoparticles compared to those of micron size powders cannot be explained by current viscosity models. Formation of so-called hydration layer on alumina nanoparticles in water(More)
Magnetotactic bacteria that produce magnetic nanocrystals of uniform size and well-defined morphologies have inspired the use of biomineralization protein Mms6 to promote formation of uniform magnetic nanocrystals in vitro. Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies in physiological solutions reveal that Mms6 forms compact globular three-dimensional (3D)(More)
A titanium silicide material based on Ti.sub.5 Si.sub.3 intermetallic compound exhibits substantially improved oxidative stability at elevated temperatures. In particular, carbon is added to a Ti.sub.5 Si.sub.3 base material in an amount (e.g. about 0.3 to about 3.6 weight % C) effective to impart substantially improved oxidative stability at elevated(More)
The drive toward higher efficiencies and performance in energy production and transportation equipment has posed a continual challenge for the materials scientists and engineers involved in design and construction of such equipment. The laws of thermodynamics specify that increased efficiency can best be achieved by the use of the highest possible(More)
Taking advantage of the aqueous biphasic behavior of polyethylene glycol (PEG)/salts, recent experiments have demonstrated self-assembly and crystallization of PEG-grafted gold nanoparticles (PEG-AuNPs) into tunable two-dimensional (2D) supercrystals by adjusting salt concentration (for instance, K2CO3). In those studies, combined experimental evidence and(More)
Even with significant advances in the development of biomaterials for drug delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, artificial organs, and other medical devices, one obstacle that remains is a limited understanding of material biocompatibility. Ultimately, the success or failure of these biomaterials depends on the extent of the wound healing and foreign(More)