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Hanyang University Reports Findings in Materials Science (Hierarchical assembly of protein microspheres)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Materials Science have been published. According to news reporting originating in Seoul, South Korea, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "We demonstrate two techniques for the hierarchical assembly of protein microspheres into larger structures. In the first, static self-assembly driven by the buoyancy force of low-density protein microspheres creates a close-packed ensemble, which is freeze dried to form a protein scaffold."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Hanyang University, "The internal pore size and surface area can be controlled through the protein microsphere diameter. In the second technique, directed-assembly of magnetic nanoparticle functionalized protein microspheres is demonstrated. An applied magnetic field directs the assembly into flexible fibers with lengths controlled by the microsphere number density."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Taken together, these techniques provide a starting point to explore the design and assembly of complex functional materials."

For more information on this research see: Hierarchical assembly of protein microspheres. Materials Letters, 2014;126():139-142. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Materials Letters -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Yoon, Hanyang University, Div Mat Sci & Engn, Seoul 133791, South Korea.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, South Korea, Materials Science

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Source: Journal of Technology

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