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We have studied the structural and morphological properties of the triple complex dioleoyl phosphatidylcholine (DOPC)-DNA-Mn2+ by means of synchrotron x-ray diffraction and freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy. This complex is formed in a self-assembled manner when water solutions of neutral lipid, DNA, and metal ions are mixed, which represents(More)
Human hair has three main regions, the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle. An existing model for the cortex suggests that the α-keratin- based intermediate filaments (IFs) align with the hair's axis, but are orientationally disordered in-plane. We found that there is a new region in the cortex near the cuticle's boundary in which the IFs are aligned with(More)
IR-806 is a near-infrared cyanine dye that forms assemblies in aqueous solutions which in turn orientationally order into a liquid crystal phase at concentrations as low as 0.5 wt %. Unlike many chromonic liquid crystals, the absorption spectrum of IR-806 changes dramatically with concentration, showing an isodesmic assembly process at lower concentrations(More)
We have carried out a detailed experimental study, by means of x-ray reflectometry (XRR) and half-leaky guided mode (HLGM) optical characterization, of the light-induced molecular adsorption and reorientation at the polyvinylcinnamate-fluorinated (PVCN-F)/liquid-crystal (LC) interface of a LC cell doped with the azo-dye methyl red (MR). The XRR data allowed(More)
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