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A new approach for the formation of s-BLM and in situ evaluation
Author(s): Guoming Chen; Yunlong Wei; Zhongwei Jiang; Yafang Luo
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Paper Abstract

A probe was made by squeezing a stainless steel wire (diameter 1mm) into a Teflon bar of diameter 6mm in order to get tightly cohesion between the two materials. The consistency of the probe tip surface was improved carefully by mechanical grinding and chemical activating. To avoid the influence of surface tension of the buffer solution, a new approach for forming s-BLM on the probe tip was proposed as follows. The probe and the lipid solution as well as the buffer solution were first sealed in a small chamber. Then the chamber was overturned slowly to allow the probe tip contacting the buffer solution to form s-BLM. Further, the formation of the s-BLM was measured by a cyclic voltammeter during the process. In contrast the chronoamperometry method was employed to test the voltage-current relationship versus time by adjusting the thickness of lipid solution layer, which is floating above the buffer solution. The equivalent resistances of the two mono-membranes formed on the probe tip and the lipid-buffer interface was calculated. It coincided well with the s-BLM resistance obtained by the cyclic voltammetry experiments. The proposed method shows a new way in s-BLM formation and in-situ evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6041, ICMIT 2005: Information Systems and Signal Processing, 60411F (20 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664333
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Guoming Chen, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Yunlong Wei, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Zhongwei Jiang, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Yafang Luo, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6041:
ICMIT 2005: Information Systems and Signal Processing
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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