AFM nanotools for surgery of biological Cells


Beard, J. D., Gordeev, S. N. and Guy, R. H., 2011. AFM nanotools for surgery of biological Cells. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 286 (1), 012003.

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Using a method of electron-beam induced deposition, we have been able to fabricate specialized AFM probes with application as "nanotools" for the manipulation of biological structures ("nanosurgery"). We describe several such tools, including a "nanoscalpel", " nanoneedles" for probing intracellular structures, and a "nanotome" which can separate surface layers from a biological structure. These applications are demonstrated by performing nanomanipulation on corneocyte cells from the outer layer of human skin.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsBeard, J. D., Gordeev, S. N. and Guy, R. H.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Faculty of Science > Physics
ID Code24173
Additional Information1st Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference, CMMP10. 14-16 December 2010. Warwick, United Kingdom.


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