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Biomolecular Electronics

An Introduction via Photosensitive Proteins

  • Nikolai Vsevolodov
  • David Amiel

Part of the Bioengineering of Materials book series (BOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 19-70
  4. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 71-129
  5. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 131-175
  6. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 177-196
  7. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 197-213
  8. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 215-219
  9. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 221-252
  10. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 253-256
  11. Nikolai Vsevolodov, David Amiel
    Pages 257-265
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 267-275

About this book

Introduction

The properties of materials depend on the nature of the macromolecules, small molecules and inorganic components and the interfaces and interactions between them. Polymer chemistry and physics, and inorganic phase structure and density are major factors that influence the performance of materials. In addition, molecular recognition, organic-inorganic interfaces and many other types of interactions among components are key issues in determining the properties of materials for a wide range of applications. Materials require­ ments are becoming more and more specialized to meet increasingly demand­ ing needs, from specific environmental stresses to high performance or biomedical applications such as matrices for controlled release tissue scaf­ folds. One approach to meet these performance criteria is to achieve better control over the tailoring of the components and their interactions that govern the material properties. This goal is driving a great deal of ongoing research in material science laboratories. In addition, control at the molecular level of interactions between these components is a key in many instances in order to reach this goal since traditional approaches used to glue, stitch or fasten parts together can no longer suffice at these new levels of manipulation to achieve higher performance. In many cases, molecular recognition and self-assembly must begin to drive these processes to achieve the levels of control desired. This same need for improved performance has driven Nature over millenia to attain higher and higher complexity.

Keywords

Biocomputers Biosensor Biotechnology Sensor chemistry communication complexity electronics laser mutagenesis protein

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikolai Vsevolodov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.A Division of Hyundai Electronics AmericaHyundai Network SystemsHerndonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical and Experimental BiophysicsRussian Adacemy of SciencesPushchinoRussia

Editors and affiliations

  • David Amiel
    • 1
  1. 1.CambridgeUSA

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