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Synthetic Microstructures in Biological Research - Joel M. Schnur

Synthetic Microstructures in Biological Research

By: Joel M. Schnur (Editor), Martin Peckerar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1993
ISBN: 9780306443473
Number Of Pages: 249

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The Third International Conference on Synthetic Microstructures in Biological Research (SMIBR) was held in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 9-12, 1991. This book represents the compilation of many of the papers and posters presented at the meeting. Publications resulting from previous SMIBR meetings held at Airlie House, Airlie, Virginia (March 24-26, 1986 and March 20-23, 1988) can be obtained from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Service Center (908- 562-5418). The purpose of these conferences is to provide an interface between the engineering community and those at the cutting edge of biological and related material science. The overriding motive for assembling representatives from these diverse disciplines is clear. Engineers, even in 1986, could manipulate materials over dimensional scales on the order of those critical to biological systems. The devices that emerge from these manipulations could then be tailored to monitor system function more directly with significantly more localization than ever before. Thus, one important goal of the meetings is to provide the detailed specifications required for effective interfacing of devices with biological systems under investiga- tion.

Fabrication
Advanced Materials Processes for Bio-Probesp. 3
Microdomains in Polymerizable Diacetylenic Phosphatidylcholine Monolayersp. 17
The Effect of Modification of the Polar Headgroups of Acidic Diacetylenic Phospholipids on Their Bilayer Morphologyp. 29
Genetically Engineered Protein Pores as Components of Synthetic Microstructuresp. 41
Preparation and Characterization of Antibody Films on Lithium Niobate Surfacesp. 53
Biological Microstructures in Biosensorsp. 67
Characterization
How Well Can the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Distinguish Between Two Very Similar Molecules?p. 79
Structural Characterization of Molecular Interface Layers Using Neutron and X-ray Reflectivity Techniquesp. 91
Imaging with the Brookhaven Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopep. 109
Scanning Electron Microscopy of Protein Monolayers on a Silicon Waferp. 121
Characterization of a [beta]-Glucan Particle Using the Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscopesp. 131
Biological Interfaces
Specific Protein Binding to Functionalized Interfacesp. 147
Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Genetically Engineered Cytochrome b[subscript 5]p. 163
Laplacian Growth Models of Neural Connectivityp. 171
Interferometric Investigations of Bilayer Lipid Membrane Deformation and Flexoelectricityp. 183
Ion Percolation Through a Cubic Lipid/Water Phasep. 191
Applications
Artificially Induced Nerve Cell Patterning or Real Neural Networksp. 201
Imaging and Characterization of Macromolecular Interface Structures for Whole Cell Biosensorsp. 207
Improving the Orientation of Nerve Regrowth with a Simple Devicep. 233
Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780306443473
ISBN-10: 0306443473
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 28th February 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55

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