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AFM imaging of proteus species
Author(s): Shi Pan; Wei Sun; Lingfeng Song; Yi Zhang; Anhong Ning
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Paper Abstract

With the fast development of scanning probe microscope, especially atomic force microscope (AFM), an imaging tool for life sciences researches is provided. Biological species imaging is one of the fundamental studies in life sciences, so it becomes one of the most important applications of AFM imaging. In this paper, AFM images of proteus species separately by contact-mode and intermittent-contact MacMode are obtained and investigated, and also are compared with its image of scanning electron microscope (SEM). Note that flagella are presented in SEM image while no evidence of flagella is observed when proteus species were imaged in AFM. This difference may be having something to do with sample preparation. The other possibility of this difference is that the proteus species which imaged was immature. Moreover, the images by MacMode in liquid medium show the outer surface of proteus species is smooth while the images by contact-mode in air show folding of the surface. The latter has clearly greater resolution than the former.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5635, Nanophotonics, Nanostructure, and Nanometrology, (9 February 2005);
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Shi Pan, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Wei Sun, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Lingfeng Song, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yi Zhang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Anhong Ning, Dalian Medical Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5635:
Nanophotonics, Nanostructure, and Nanometrology
Xing Zhu; Stephen Y. Chou; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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