Dr. Izabela Rzeznicka
Faculty of Science
Advanced Molecular Chemistry Course (AMC)
surface chemistry, molecular adsorption and desorption processes, ad-molecular orientation, protein adsorption, biosurfaces, scanning probe microscopy
The main subject of my research is devoted to study adsorption of molecules (inorganic, organic and biomolecules) on solid surfaces with particular interest in the mechanism by which molecules adsorb and form self-assembly on the surface. We study adsorption of proteins on metal electrodes in a liquid environment with the aim to control protein adsorption and function through modification of the surface and protein molecule. In a second line of research we try to gain spectroscopic insight into the specific interactions of lipids and proteins in biological model membranes.
1) Observation of photoactive yellow protein anchored to a modified Au(111) surface by scanning tunneling microscopy, I. I. Rzeźnicka, G. W. H. Wurpel, M. Bonn, M. A. van der Horst, K. Hellingwerf, S. Matsunaga, T. Yamada, M. Kawai
Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009, 472,113-117.
2) Nondissociative chemisorption of short chain alkanethiols on Au(111), Izabela I. Rzeźnicka, Junseok Lee, Petro Maksymovych, and John T. Yates, Jr., J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 15992- 15996.
3) Removal Pathways of Surface Nitrogen in a Steady-State NO + CO Reaction on Pd(110) and Rh(110): Angular and Velocity Distribution Studies, I. I. Rzeźnicka, Y. Ma, G. Cao, T. Matsushima, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 14232- 14243.
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