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The self-assembly of guanosine (G) molecules on solid surfaces is investigated by tapping-mode atomic force microscopy (AFM) upon controlling and introducing external factors (stimuli) to the G stock solution such as incubation time, presence/absence of metal cations, and mechanical shaking. Surprisingly, at different stages of incubation time at room(More)
The co-adsorption behavior of nucleic-acid base (thymine; cytosine) and melamine was investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) technique at liquid/solid (1-octanol/graphite) interface. STM characterization results indicate that phase separation happened after dropping the mixed solution of thymine-melamine onto highly oriented pyrolytic graphite(More)
The first hydration shell of the protonated glycine is built up using Monte Carlo multiple minimum conformational search analysis with the MMFFs force field. The potential energy surfaces of the protonated glycine and its hydration complexes with up to eight water molecules have been scanned and the energy-minimized structures are predicted using the ab(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a key role in cell culture in various physiological and pathological processes in the field of tissue engineering. Recently, the type I collagen ECM has been widely utilized in vitro model systems for the attachment of many different cell lines since it has multi-functions in human tissues. For example it accounts for 6%(More)
BACKGROUND Phospholipid, a main component of cell membrane, has been explored as a model system of the cell membrane and temporary scaffold materials in recent studies. The mechanical properties of phospholipid layers are essentially interesting since it is involved in several biological processes. RESULTS Here, the nanomechanical properties such as(More)
The influences of temperature on xanthan biopolymer assemblies on a two-dimensional surface have been thoroughly studied. High resolution atomic force microscope images show that the xanthan nanofibrils can be used to build up well-dispersed 2D scaffold layer after 1 day annealing at 35 degrees C. By increasing annealing temperatures (60 degrees C, 90(More)
The first hydration shell of the deprotonated glycine is built up by the discrete hydration model. The potential energy surfaces (PESs) of the deprotonated glycine and its hydration complexes with different number of water molecules have been scanned by the Monte Carlo multiple minimum (MCMM) conformational search analysis with the MMFFs force field. Then(More)
In order to separate the purely optical and topographic information from images in constant-gap mode simultaneously, we proposed the atomic force/photon-scanning tunneling microscopy (AF/PSTM). In this paper, we focus on the principle of separation of the refractive index image from the images of photon-scanning tunneling microscopy. We prove the formula of(More)
The polysaccharide xanthan has been extensively studied owing to its potential application in tissue engineering. In this paper, xanthan scaffold structures were investigated by atomic force microscope (AFM) in liquid, and the mechanical properties of the complex xanthan structures were investigated by using AFM-based force spectroscopy (FS). In this work,(More)
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