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New AFM techniques for investigating molecular growth mechanisms of protein crystals
Author(s): Arunan Nadarajah; Huayu Li; John H. Konnert; Marc L. Pusey
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Paper Abstract

Protein crystal growth studies conducted on several Space Shuttle missions suggest that a low gravity environment is beneficial for crystal growth of many proteins. The reason for this improvement continues to elude investigators, although more recent studies suggest that its explanation may lie in the molecular growth mechanisms of the crystals. Understanding such processes will require powerful new techniques to be developed that can prove growth processes at the molecular level.

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Date Published: 29 September 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4098, Optical Devices and Diagnostics in Materials Science, (29 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401635
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Arunan Nadarajah, Univ. of Toledo (United States)
Huayu Li, Univ. of Toledo (United States)
John H. Konnert, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Marc L. Pusey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4098:
Optical Devices and Diagnostics in Materials Science
David L. Andrews; David L. Andrews; Toshimitsu Asakura; Suganda Jutamulia; Wiley P. Kirk; Max G. Lagally; Ravindra B. Lal; James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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