Looking inside molecular bonds at biological interfaces with dynamic force spectroscopy.

@article{Evans1999LookingIM,
  title={Looking inside molecular bonds at biological interfaces with dynamic force spectroscopy.},
  author={Evan A. Evans},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={82 2-3},
  pages={83-97}
}
Weak non-covalent interactions between large molecules govern interfacial structure and adhesion in biology. Because of thermal activation, these bonds have modest lifetimes and bond lifetimes are progressively shortened under application of external force. Theory predicts that bond survival time depends on how fast the force is applied and the expected survival time specifies the most likely breakage force (strength) at a given loading rate (force/time). Plotted as a function of log(e… CONTINUE READING

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