By Pier Carlo Braga, Davide Ricci
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Dehydrated Cells The preparatory sequence is identical to that described in the introductory paragraph. However, instead of placing the cultures in a biocompatible liquid for analysis, they are now rinsed to remove excess salts, allowed to dry in air for 30 min or more, and then investigated by AFM over periods up to 3 h. In some cases, it may be possible to continue analysis for periods up to 48 h. 2. AFM Instrumentation and Methodology 1. Instrumentation. The examples of AFM analyses described in Subheading 3.
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The relevant expression is now as follows: W ≈ 2[hAr–1 + (rtip + robj)cos φ] where the radii of the tip and object are rtip and robj, respectively; Ar, is the aspect ratio of the tip, and the angle is defined by φ = tan–1 Ar–1. Finally, other grosser artifacts will occur when the dynamic range of the z stage is exceeded; the image then becomes entirely featureless. A similar effect occurs when the z-height corrugations of the object exceed the height of the tip, and the surface of the lever defines the point of contact.
Atomic Force Microscopy: Biomedical Methods and Applications by Pier Carlo Braga, Davide Ricci