An in situ study of the nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid cement using atomic force microscopy (AFM).

@article{Phang2006AnIS,
  title={An in situ study of the nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid cement using atomic force microscopy (AFM).},
  author={In Yee Phang and Nick Aldred and Anthony S Clare and James A. Callow and G Julius Vancso},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 3-4},
  pages={245-50}
}
Cyprids are the final planktonic stage in the larval dispersal of barnacles and are responsible for surface exploration and attachment to appropriate substrata. The nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid permanent cement were studied in situ using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Force curves were recorded from the cement disc continually over the course of its curing and these were subsequently analysed using custom software. Results showed a narrowing of the pull-off… CONTINUE READING

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