In vivo measurement of the surface energy of human fingernail plates.

@article{Murdan2012InVM,
  title={In vivo measurement of the surface energy of human fingernail plates.},
  author={Sudaxshina Murdan and C Poojary and Darshana R. Patel and J M Fernandes and Andr{\'e} Haman and Priptal Saundh and Zuhaib Sheikh},
  journal={International journal of cosmetic science},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={257-62}
}
The surface energy of the human nail plate is expected to influence the adhesion of microorganisms (and subsequent colonization and infections) as well as that of medicines (and subsequent drug permeation) and of cosmetics. The aim of the study was therefore to measure the surface energy of nail plates in vivo. The surface energy of healthy human fingernails (untreated, hydrated and abraded) and of hoof membranes (often used as a model for the nail plate) was estimated from contact angle… CONTINUE READING