Campus Units

Zoology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

773

Last Page

775

DOI

10.1116/1.578346

Abstract

The atomic force microscope (AFM) is capable of imaging surfaces at very high resolution. The AFM has been used to image living glial cells in culture. Typical images reveal the three‐dimensional shape of the cell and often internal cellular structures are visible. In this report, it is shown that by increasing the imaging force, cells can be removed from the surface on which they are grown. Although the forces involved in this process are complex, it is possible to compare relative adhesion of different types of living cells to a particular substrate.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 11 (1993): 773, doi: 10.1116/1.578346. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Vacuum Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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