Welcome to our Summer Issue of NanoScientific.
With the start of summer, the natural world is buzzing with life. Baby birds are leaving the nest and you can spot colorful butterflies emerge from their chrysalis after just 10 to 14 days. The magnificence of biology in nature dumbfounds scientist to this day. Nanoscience technology can help put the puzzle pieces together of not just the biology we can see, but also the unknown actions of particles we have yet to image.
In this issue, we feature an article about OFI cactus who make pectin naturally that can teach us about responsive hydrogel coatings from Pectin Polysaccharides in research being done at the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida. This research explores pectin polysaccharides, complex and structurally diverse group of natural polymers that could lead towards replacing petroleum-based polymers with sustainable alternatives.
We also have an abstract from Prof. Cady, who obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and is currently a professor of nanobioscience in the College of Nanoscale Science at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, called “Probing the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Biology”.
Dr. Cady will be presenting this entire lecture at the 2nd Annual NanoScientific Symposium at SUNY on Nov. 19, 2019.
This issue also offers an inside look into the next-generation underground neutrino detectors being built around the world and what they may tell us about the universe. We also share an article on ISO Standards being developed for Surface Chemistry Analysis and single particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SP ICP-MS). Our application note is focused on Hivac Advantages of High Vacuum for Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy and in the column Materials Matter we examine Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomachines, and AFM.
Lastly, we honor the legendary, Dr. Calvin Quate with a tribute from one of his colleagues, his contribution to nanoscience is far reaching and his love of science and new discoveries had a worldwide impact on so many and he was a true inspiration.