Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). AFM enables to image details of surface and/or mechano-elastic properties including their dynamics in living cells, biological membranes, protein complexes, individual proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, organic polymers and their conjugates in both gas and liquid phase. In solid state samples e.g. nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces, maps of conductivity and capacitance can be additionally imaged. AFM also allows for measurements of forces acting between all the above-mentioned objects down to the level of non-covalent bonds formed between individual molecules.

Contact person: dr. David Kaftan (dkaftan@prf.jcu.cz)

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