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Hydration of nanostructured and biological materials

The project is funded by the Swedish Institute

 

Project start: 01.09.2008

Start of the current phase: 01.09.2009

End of the current phase: 30.09.2011

Project number: 00885/2009

Participants:

  • Malmö Högskola (Sweden)
  • Institute of Biochemistry (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Saint Petersburg State University (St.Petersburg, Russia)

 Coordinator: Vitaly Kocherbitov

Summary:

Nanostructured and biological materials have a wide range of potential applications in science and technology. Functional properties of biological and nanomaterials are strongly dependent on their interactions with the surrounding environment, where the presence of water in form of liquid or vapor is inevitable. In this project we will combine several experimental techniques available at partner universities to study interactions of biological and nanostructured materials with water.

Topics:

  • Effect of hydration on the secondary structure of proteins
  • Mechanisms of hydration of amphiphilic nanopores
  • Hydration of nanostructured systems based on layered oxides
  • Hydration of nanocomposite polymer materials

Activities

 

 

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