Welcome to the pages of the Hybrid Nanostructures group. In our research we combine different methods from DNA nanotechnology, optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy in order to study physico-chemical processes at the single-molecule level. Apart from methods development we investigate specific questions such as the nucleotide sequence dependence of DNA radiation damage and the mode of action of radiosensitizers that are applied in tumor radiation therapy.
Our latest article:
Plasmon mediated decomposition of brominated nucleobases on silver nanoparticles - A surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) study; A. Dutta, R. Schürmann and I. Bald; Eur. Phys. J. D, 2020, 74, 19