Success on International 2021 IEEE conference

We are celebrating great performance on the International IEEE conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2021. Against all odds, our PhD student Ana Lucía Campaña received (second time in a row!) prize for the Best Oral Presentation confirming her title of Rising Star in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology!

Her report “Magnetic decoration of Escherichia coli loaded with Palladium nanoparticles” was excellent blend of Biology and Physics. Using sophisticated equipment of Magnetic Force Microscopy on nanometre scale and “borrowing” from superconductivity technique of magnetic decoration that was once used for confirming quantisation of magnetic flux, it was possible to greatly enhance magnetic signal of previously non-visible tiny palladium nanoparticles. This paper is already published, indexed in Scopus & Web of Science and available free of charge for users from University of Oslo.

Enhanced magnetic signal of Pd-loaded bacteria (black).
Enhanced magnetic signal of Pd-loaded bacteria (black).

Additionally to this, Ana Lucía Campaña is co-author of another paper presented on this conference, in which magnetic nanoparticles were used to improve properties of superconducting films, “Using Magnetic Nanoparticles to Improve Flux Pinning in YBa2Cu3Ox Films”. The group of Prof. P. Mikheenko, who is one of the main collaborators in the BEDPAN project, presented two more papers: “Identifying Magnetic Phases in Additively Manufactured High-Entropy Alloy FeCoNiAlxMnx” and “Magnetic Force Microscopy of Brain Microtubules”. In the last paper, experimental evidence of ideal diamagnetism in the brain microtubules was given confirming phenomenon of room-temperature superconductivity in living organisms. The paper has direct relevance to the Digital Life Norway project.

By P. Mikheenko
Published Oct. 30, 2021 10:22 AM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2021 10:22 AM