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We report a single step procedure to prepare monodisperse colloidal poly(methyl)methacrylate (PMMA) particles where fluorescent dyes are incorporated into the polymer network. The particles are sterically stabilized against flocculation by poly(12-hydroxystearic acid). The fluorescent dyes are RITC (rhodamine isothiocyanate)-aminostyrene (RAS) and(More)
The influence of gravity on the long-time behavior of the mean squared displacement in glasses of polydisperse colloidal hard spheres was studied by means of real-space fluorescent recovery after photobleaching. We present, for the first time, a significant influence of gravity on the mean squared displacements of the particles. In particular, we observe(More)
References and Notes 1. T. S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications, Principles and Practice (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1996). 2. T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory ( Wiley, New York, 1991); S. Kullback, Information Theory and Statistics ( Wiley, New York, 1959). 3. G. J. Foschini and M. Gans, Wireless Personal Commun. 6,(More)
A fundamental step in the replication of a viral particle is the self-assembly of its rigid shell (capsid) from its constituent proteins. Capsids play a vital role in genome replication and intercellular movement of viruses, and as such, understanding viral assembly has great potential in the development of new antiviral therapies and a systematic treatment(More)
the effective net charge have no measurable influence on the cluster formation mechanism (see Supplementary Information).We also checked the temperature dependence of the pH for a concentrated lysozyme solution and found an increase of only 0.2 units when decreasing the temperature from 33 to 5 8C. Again, this results in a negligible charge variation when(More)
Confocal scanning laser microscopy has been used to quantitatively analyze the structure and dynamics of concentrated suspensions of spherical colloids in which the magnitude of the short-range attractive potential is increased by adding nonadsorbing polymers. These systems undergo a reentrant glass transition upon increasing polymer concentration. We find(More)
We show that under appropriate conditions, mixtures of oil, water, and nanoparticles form thermodynamically stable oil-in-water emulsions with monodisperse droplet diameters in the range of 30-150 nm. This observation challenges current wisdom that so-called Pickering emulsions are at most metastable and points to a new class of mesoscopic equilibrium(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess whether fixed splinting aided in the reduction of posterior tooth mobility during initial therapy. A "split-mouth" approach was used in order to compare splinted segments with similar unsplinted segments. Seven patients were selected, all of whom demonstrated chronic destructive periodontitis and mobile teeth. Initial(More)
Recent experiments show that, in the range from approximately 15 to 45 degrees C, an increase in the temperature promotes the spontaneous assembly into capsids of the Escherichia coli-expressed coat proteins of hepatitis B virus. Within that temperature interval, an increase in ionic strength up to five times that of standard physiological conditions also(More)
We present a statistical mechanical model based on the principle of mass action that explains the main features of the in vitro aggregation behavior of the coat protein of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV). By comparing our model to experimentally obtained stability diagrams, titration experiments, and calorimetric data, we pin down three competing factors that(More)