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Issue 5, 2015
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Atomic force microscopy in biomaterials surface science

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Abstract

Recent progress in surface science, nanotechnology and biophysics has cast new light on the correlation between the physicochemical properties of biomaterials and the resulting biological response. One experimental tool that promises to generate an increasingly more sophisticated knowledge of how proteins, cells and bacteria interact with nanostructured surfaces is the atomic force microscope (AFM). This unique instrument permits to close in on interfacial events at the scale at which they occur, the nanoscale. This perspective covers recent developments in the exploitation of the AFM, and suggests insights on future opportunities that can arise from the exploitation of this powerful technique.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2014, accepted on 09 Dec 2014 and first published on 10 Dec 2014


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP04427D
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 2950-2959
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    Atomic force microscopy in biomaterials surface science

    F. Variola, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 2950
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP04427D

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