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Dr. Zeynep Altintas and her new book. Photo © TU Berlin/IPODI



Fresh from the press: Biosensors and Nanotechnology

UniCat scientist Dr. Zeynep Altintas has published a new book with the leading global publisher WILEY: “Biosensors and N


A super adhesive made from intestinal bacteria

Manufacturing mussel-based underwater adhesives for healing bone fractures with the help of reprogramed intestinal bacte


Ceria nanoparticles: it is the surface that matters

Dioxygen activation on ceria catalysts: the importance of substrate crystallographic orientation / new publication in th


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Most Recent Publications

High Performance Reduction of H2O2with an Electron Transport Decaheme Cytochrome on a Porous ITO Electrode B. Reuillard, K. H. Ly, P. Hildebrandt, L. J. C. Jeuken, J. N. Butt, E. Reisner Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 3324–3327, 10.1021/jacs.6b12437

Reversible light-dependent molecular switches on Ag/AgCl nanostructures W. Song, C. J. Querebillo, R. Götz, S. Katz, U. Kuhlmann, U. Gernert, I. M. Weidinger, P. Hildebrandt Nanoscale 2017, 9, 8380–8387, 10.1039/C7NR02760E

An expanded genetic code for probing the role of electrostatics in enzyme catalysis by vibrational Stark spectroscopy J. S. Völler, H. Biava, P. Hildebrandt, N. Budisa Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects 2017, 1861, 3053–3059, 10.1016/j.bbagen.2017.02.009

Characterization of anisotropically shaped silver nanoparticle arrays via spectroscopic ellipsometry supported by numerical optical modeling D. Gkogkou, T. Shaykhutdinov, T. W. H. Oates, U. Gernert, B. Schreiber, S. Facsko, P. Hildebrandt, I. M. Weidinger, N. Esser, K. Hinrichs Applied Surface Science 2017, 421, 460–464, 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.10.105

Electrochemical and Resonance Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Water-Oxidizing Ruthenium Terpyridyl-Bipyridyl Complexes A. Keidel, I. López, J. Staffa, U. Kuhlmann, F. Bozoglian, C. Gimbert-Suriñach, J. Benet-Buchholz, P. Hildebrandt, A. Llobet ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 551–561, 10.1002/cssc.201601221

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