Characterization of English ivy (Hedera helix) adhesion force and imaging using atomic force microscopy

@article{Xia2011CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of English ivy (Hedera helix) adhesion force and imaging using atomic force microscopy},
  author={Lijin Xia and S. Lenaghan and Mingjun Zhang and Yu Wu and X. Zhao and J. Burris and C. N. Neal Stewart},
  journal={Journal of Nanoparticle Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={1029-1037}
}
  • Lijin Xia, S. Lenaghan, +4 authors C. N. Neal Stewart
  • Published 2011
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • English ivy (Hedera helix) is well known for its ability to climb onto and strongly adhere to a variety of solid substrates. It has been discovered that the ivy aerial rootlet secretes an adhesive composed of polysaccharide and spherical nanoparticles. This study aims to characterize the mechanical properties of the nanocomposite adhesive using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adhesive was first imaged by AFM to visualize the nanocomposite. Mechanical properties were then determined at… CONTINUE READING
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