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Sergio Dominguez

Sergio Dominguez
CEA-Grenoble

PhD

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Publications (27)
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In 1908, Gustav Mie solved Maxwell's equations to account for the absorption and scattering of spherical plasmonic particles. Since then much attention has been devoted to the size dependent optical properties of metallic nanoparticles. However, ensemble measurements of colloidal solutions generally only yield the total extinction cross sections of...
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A strong intrinsic signal is advantageous over labeling for optical detection of nanoparticles. Intense scattering and absorption by the surface plasmon resonance, which exceeds molecular cross sections, provides a direct method for visualizing noble metal nanoparticles. While two-photon luminescence in gold nanoparticles yields a strong signal, on...
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We find that citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles aggregate and precipitate in saline solutions below the NaCl concentration of many bodily fluids and blood plasma. Our experiments indicate that this is due to complexation of the citrate anions with Na(+) cations in solution. A dramatically enhanced colloidal stability is achieved when bovine seru...
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Due to their unique size-dependent properties, nanoparticles (NPs) have many industrial and biomedical applications. Although NPs are generally characterized based on the size or morphological analysis, the mass of whole particles can be of interest as it represents the total amount of material in the particle regardless of shape, density, or eleme...
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Due to their physical properties, nanomechanical sensors (NEMS) can achieve mass measurements in the mega- to gigadalton range, which is hardly obtained with conventional mass-spectrometers. However, NEMS signals are subject to noise, causing a loss of mass resolution and thus emphasizing the need of noise control. We propose a denoising model that...
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When studying viruses, the most prevalent aspects that come to mind are their structural and functional features, but this leaves in the shadows a quite universal characteristic: their mass. Even if approximations can be derived from size and density measurements, the multi MDa to GDa mass range, featuring a majority of viruses, has so far remained...
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Bridging the mass gap Viruses and many large biomolecule complexes are in a mass range that is challenging to measure with conventional mass spectrometry methods. Nanomechanical resonators can determine masses of impacting molecules, but separation methods often lose too much of the sample to be efficient. Dominguez-Medina et al. used an aerodynami...
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Most technologies, including conventional mass spectrometry, struggle to measure the mass of particles in the MDa to GDa range. Although this mass range appears optimal for nanomechanical resonators, early nanomechanical-MS systems suffered from prohibitive sample loss, extended analysis time or inadequate resolution. Here, we report on a novel sys...
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Fluctuation correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a well-established analytical technique traditionally used to monitor molecular diffusion in dilute solutions, the dynamics of chemical reactions, and molecular processes inside living cells. In this review, we present the recent use of FCS for measuring the size of colloidal nanoparticles in solution....
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The response of living systems to nanoparticles is thought to depend on the protein corona, which forms shortly after exposure to physiological fluids and which is linked to a wide array of pathophysiologies. A mechanistic understanding of the dynamic interaction between proteins and nanoparticles and thus the biological fate of nanoparticles and a...
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Circular dichroism spectroscopy is essential for structural characterization of proteins and chiral nanomaterials. Chiral structures from plasmonic materials have extraordinary strong circular dichroism effects compared to their molecular counterparts. While being extensively investigated, the comprehensive account of circular dichroism effects con...
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Photoluminescent Au nanoparticles are appealing for bio-sensing and bio-imaging applications because of their non-photobleaching and non-photoblinking emission. The mechanism of one-photon photoluminescence from plasmonic nanostructures is still heavily debated though. Here, we report on the one-photon photoluminescence of strongly coupled 50 nm Au...
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The high optical and chemical activity of nanoparticles (NPs) signifies the possibility of converting the spin angular momenta of photons into structural changes in matter. Here, we demonstrate that illumination of dispersions of racemic CdTe NPs with right- (left-)handed circularly polarized light (CPL) induces the formation of right- (left-)hande...
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Plasmonic polymers are quasi one-dimensional assemblies of nanoparticles whose optical responses are governed by near-field coupling of localized surface plasmons. Through single particle extinction spectroscopy correlated with electron microscopy, we reveal the effect of the composition of the repeat unit, the chain length, and extent of disorder...
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This tutorial review surveys the optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles studied by various single particle spectroscopy techniques. The surface plasmon resonance of metallic nanoparticles depends sensitively on the nanoparticle geometry and its environment, with even relatively minor deviations causing significant changes in the optical spec...
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The retention and elution of proteins in ion-exchange chromatography is routinely controlled by adjusting the mobile phase salt concentration. It has repeatedly been observed, as judged from adsorption isotherms, that the apparent heterogeneity of adsorption is lower at more-eluting, higher ionic strength. Here, we present an investigation into the...
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We report on the one-photon photoluminescence of gold nanorods with different aspect ratios. We measured photoluminescence and scattering spectra from 82 gold nanorods using single-particle spectroscopy. We found that the emission and scattering spectra closely resemble each other independent of the nanorod aspect ratio. We assign the photoluminesc...
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We present in situ observations of adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on citrate-stabilized gold nanospheres. We implemented scattering correlation spectroscopy as a tool to quantify changes in the nanoparticle brownian motion resulting from BSA adsorption onto the nanoparticle surface. Protein binding was observed as an increase in the nanop...
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A surface plasmon is the coherent oscillation of the conduction band electrons. When a metal nanoparticle is excited to produce surface plasmons, incident light is both scattered and absorbed, giving rise to brilliant colors. One available technique for measuring these processes, ensemble extinction spectroscopy, only measures the sum of scattering...

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Or in other words, how to digest the histones and get rid of the peptides? I suspect there might be a "standard" procedure but I'm clueless on this topic.

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