nano-FTIR reveals cell membrane penetration mechanism of enveloped virus e.g. COVID at nanoscale

Researchers from Georgia employed nano-FTIR spectroscopy and IR nanoscale imaging for investigating how individual enveloped viruses (CoV, IFV, HIV, Ebola, etc.) enter into a host cell, revealing new membrane penetration mechanisms and inhibition processes for antiviral therapies.

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Terahertz near-field microscopy below 30nm spatial resolution

neaspec GmbH and Fraunhofer IPM have developed a ready-to-use terahertz system that is capable of achieving a spatial resolution of 30 nanometers in combination with neaspec’s near-field microscope – neaSNOM

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nano-FTIR probes secondary structure of single protein complexes

nano-FTIR beats the diffraction limit in infrared bio-spectroscopy and probes secondary structure in individual protein complexes

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Identification of materials in semiconductor devices

Based on their unique near-field spectral signature infrared-active materials can be identified with neaSNOM.

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