Sarah A. Vickery

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Research on the perception of faces has focused on the size, shape, and configuration of inherited features or the biological phenotype, and largely ignored the effects of adornment, or the extended phenotype. Research on the evolution of signaling has shown that animals frequently alter visual features, including color cues, to attract, intimidate or(More)
A new microscopic technique is demonstrated that combines attributes from both near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). The method relies on attaching the acceptor dye of a FRET pair to the end of a near-field fiber optic probe. Light exiting the NSOM probe, which is nonresonant with the acceptor dye,(More)
Near-field scanning optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy are used to probe the sub-micrometre phase structure in palmitic acid monolayers containing the 25 peptide amino terminus of lung surfactant protein B (SP-B(1-25)). Monolayers deposited onto mica substrates at a surface pressure of 15 mN m-1 exhibit a two-phase coexistence across a broad(More)
Here we demonstrate a new microscopic method that combines atomic force microscopy (AFM) with fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). This method takes advantage of the strong distance dependence in Förster energy transfer between dyes with the appropriate donor/acceptor properties to couple an optical dimension with conventional AFM. This is(More)
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