Gerold A. Willing

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In this work, it has been shown that, through a highly controlled process, the chemical etching of the anodic aluminum oxide membrane barrier layer can be performed in such a way as to achieve nanometer-scale control of the pore opening. As the barrier layer is etched away, subtle differences revealed through AFM phase imaging in the alumina composition in(More)
The colloidal probe technique is commonly employed to determine the adhesion force between a particle and a solid surface. Characterization of the adhesion of a particle across a surface can be as important, if not more so, as the determination of an average value for the adhesion. Unfortunately, the measurement of the variation in adhesion can be difficult(More)
The investigation of Protein A and antibody adsorption on surfaces in a biological environment is an important and fundamental step for increasing biosensor sensitivity and specificity. The atomic force microscope (AFM) is a powerful tool that is frequently used to characterize surfaces coated with a variety of molecules. We used AFM in conjunction with(More)
Since 2001, silica microspheres have been reported to be stabilized by highly charged hydrous ZrO(2) nanoparticles which form halos around the microspheres at pH 1.5. However, the exact mechanisms behind this novel stabilization method in terms of the relevant interaction forces remain unclear. In order to gain a greater insight into this mechanism, the(More)
Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose often involves cellulases produced by Trichoderma reesei, of which cellobiohydrolase1 (CBH1) is the most abundant (about 60% of total cellulases) and plays an important role in the hydrolysis of crystalline cellulose. A method for separating sufficient quantities from the bulk cellulase cocktail is highly desirable for many(More)
  • Pooja M Tiwari, E Eroglu, +5 authors S R Singh
  • Journal of microscopy
  • 2014
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) primarily causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants. In spite of intense research, no safe and effective vaccine has been developed yet. For understanding its pathogenesis and development of anti-RSV drugs/therapeutics, it is indispensable to study the RSV-host interaction. Although, there are limited studies using(More)
The development of colloidal probe microscopy has made it possible to directly measure the interaction forces between two different surfaces in solution. Cantilever calibration is presently a subject of intense experimental and theoretical interest due to the need for accurate force measurement. We developed a novel and direct calibration method for(More)
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