Zhaohui Su

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RNA-coat protein interactions in intact tobacco mosaic virus have been investigated for the first time directly on the single-molecule level by pulling the genetic RNA step by step out of the helical groove formed by its protein coat. The effects of pulling speed and pH on RNA-protein interactions are presented. In addition, the rebinding behavior of the(More)
Poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) surface was modified via aminolysis by poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) at high pH and subsequent electrostatic self-assembly of poly(sodium styrenesulfonate) (PSS) and PAH, and the process was monitored by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurement. These modified PLLAs were then used as charged(More)
PURPOSE To assess and compare health information wanted and obtained from doctors/nurses by Chinese cancer patients and family caregivers. RESEARCH QUESTIONS (1) What are the instrument's psychometrics in Chinese cancer patients and family caregivers? (2) How might Chinese cancer patients and family caregivers differ in the amount of different types of(More)
Covalently attached, soft poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel films containing silver particles were prepared on solid biodegradable poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) samples by a multistep procedure involving oxygen plasma treatment, UV-initiated graft polymerization, and chemical grafting methods. The modification steps were followed and verified using attenuated(More)
Syndiotactic polystyrene (sPS) nanorods with different diameters have been prepared by using anodic aluminum oxide templates, and the orientation of the sPS crystals in the nanorods has been investigated by FT-IR spectroscopy. It is found that the c axis of the β' crystals preferentially oriented perpendicular to the axis of the nanorod, and the degree of(More)
In this paper, compositions of nanodomains in a commercial high-impact polypropylene (HIPP) were investigated by an atomic force microscopy-infrared (AFM-IR) technique. An AFM-IR quantitative analysis method was established for the first time, which was then employed to analyze the polyethylene content in the nanoscopic domains of the rubber particles(More)
Ag nanoparticles of ~20 nm size and rather uniform size distribution were synthesized in polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) via an ion-exchange/reduction process in two stages (seeding and growth), which were used as sacrificial templates to fabricate Ag-Au bimetallic hollow nanoparticles via galvanic replacement reaction. The reaction process was monitored(More)
In this work, bimetallic AuPt alloy nanoparticles were synthesized in situ in polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) via an ion-exchange and coreduction process, in which the PEM support also served to suppress the Au-Pt phase separation, and thus enabled formation of AuPt alloy nanoparticles over a wide composition range. The PEM supported AuPt alloy(More)
We report a general method for incorporation of nanoparticles into polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) thin films by utilizing the excess charges and associated counterions present in the PEMs. Silver ions were introduced directly into multilayers assembled from poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) and poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS), (PDDA/PSS)(n), by(More)