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- Nanobubbles influence on BSA adsorption on mica surface
- Wu, Zhihua; Zhang, Xuehua; Li, Gang; Sun, Jielin; Zhang, Yi; Li, Minqian; Hu, Jun
- Nanobubbles have been shown to exist at liquid/solid interfaces and have become the focus of research in varied interfacial processes. In the present work, bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorbed on mica was used as a model system to investigate the effect of nanobubbles on protein adsorption at the liquid/solid interface. The adsorption of BSA on mica in two types of surfaces, with and without nanobubbles, was imaged by means of an atomic force microscope (AFM) in both liquid and air. By comparing the data from the two groups, it has been shown clearly that the adsorption of BSA was indeed influenced by the nanobubbles. Generally, nanobubbles blocked BSA adsorption and resulted in circular hollows on the BSA films on mica.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Surface and Interface Analysis: selected papers from the Chinese-German Forum on Fundamentals and Technological Perspectives of Nanoscience, Beijing, China, 26-30 September 2004, Vol. 38, no. 6 (Jun 2006), pp. 990-995
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0204 Condensed Matter Physics; 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
- Adsorption; AFM; Atomic force microscope; Atomic force microscopy; Bovine serum albumin; BSA; Circular hollows; Interfaces (materials); Liquid/solid interfaces; Mica; Nanobubbles; Proteins; Surface chemistry
- John Wiley and Sons
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Additional information
- This article was originally published in an earlier 2005 issue of Surface and Interface Analysis (vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 797-801) but retracted by the authors so it could instead be published in this special issue of selected papers from the Chinese-German Forum on Fundamentals and Technological Perspectives of Nanoscience, Beijing, China, 26-30 September 2004.
- Peer reviewed