Characterization of Cell Scaffolds by Atomic Force Microscopy
AbstractThis review reports on the use of the atomic force microscopy (AFM) in the investigation of cell scaffolds in recent years. It is shown how the technique is able to deliver information about the scaffold surface properties (e.g., topography), as well as about its mechanical behavior (Young’s modulus, viscosity, and adhesion). In addition, this short review also points out the utilization of the atomic force microscope technique beyond its usual employment in order to investigate another type of basic questions related to materials physics, chemistry, and biology. The final section discusses in detail the novel uses that those alternative measuring modes can bring to this field in the future. View Full-Text
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Iturri, J.; Toca-Herrera, J.L. Characterization of Cell Scaffolds by Atomic Force Microscopy. Polymers 2017, 9, 383.
Iturri J, Toca-Herrera JL. Characterization of Cell Scaffolds by Atomic Force Microscopy. Polymers. 2017; 9(8):383.Chicago/Turabian Style
Iturri, Jagoba; Toca-Herrera, José L. 2017. "Characterization of Cell Scaffolds by Atomic Force Microscopy." Polymers 9, no. 8: 383.
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