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Nanoscale SPM characterisation of nacre aragonite plates and synthetic human amyloid fibres

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Published
Publication date2012
Host publicationNSTI-Nanotech 2012
Place of PublicationSanta Clara, USA
PublisherCRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
Pages110-113
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781466562783
ISBN (Print)9781466562745
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Atomic Foce Micoscopy is an especially useful tool in studying biological systems, because not only can they image and manipulate samples at molecular resolution, they can do so in physiological conditions – in liquid, and in air if desired as well as provide direct nanomechanical characterisation, which are essential for understanding the formation principles of these systems and the molecular mechanisms that govern their unique functionality. Nacre (mother-of-pearl), Amyloid fibres and lipid bilayer liposomes were the subject of Ultrasonic Force Microscopy (UFM) investigation.