Unusually massive polymer brush

Unusually massive polymer brush

Microscopic monster: A fortuitous moment in the lab led to the creation of polymer brushes 100 times the customary size. The brushes are visible under the microscope, whereas polymer brushes are usually detected with atomic force microscopes or other non-optical means. The faint, green line at the bottom in this photo is a surface the bristles have grown on. The bristles are seen as a green-black mass reaching up to the red dots from the surface. Credit: Georgia Tech / Allison Carter

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
Biophysics, polymer brush, polyelectrolyte, E. Coli, Hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid, hyaluronan synthase, Streptococcus equisimilis
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 13, 2020 - 11:25am
  • Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020 - 11:25am