Electron microscopic determination of silver incorporation in collagen fibers as a model of organic-metal chiral supramolecular structure with optical anisotropic properties.

@article{Vidal2002ElectronMD,
  title={Electron microscopic determination of silver incorporation in collagen fibers as a model of organic-metal chiral supramolecular structure with optical anisotropic properties.},
  author={Benedicto de Campos Vidal and Paulo Pinto Joazeiro},
  journal={Micron},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={507-9}
}
The high positive linear dichroism (LD) exhibited by silver-impregnated collagen fibers are thought to be caused by an ordered binding of silver nanoparticles to the collagen fibers. A correlation between LD, established by image analysis, and the size of silver particles as measured by electron microscopy was investigated in the same sections of silver-impregnated tendon collagen fibers. Silver particles were found to be periodically ordered along the collagen fibers, with some preference for… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…