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The Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is committed to discovering, developing and delivering new drugs for malaria. Founded in 1999 as a nonprofit organization bringing private sector management methods to bear on a global public health problem, MMV is today recognized as a leader among the public-private partnerships working on diseases for the… (More)
We present here a study on the electrical conduction properties of individual polypyrrole nanobelts by using conductive atomic force microscopy and discuss a general effect while probing soft materials. A length-dependent analysis demonstrates that the tip could induce local defects into the polymer structure and, thus diminishes the electrical conduction.