Cells anchored upon a thin organic film with different nano-mechanical properties

Chih Ling Huang, Chia Wei Chang, Jiunn Der Liao, Yi Te Wu, Ming Shaung Ju, Chou Ching K. Lin

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By applying dynamic contact module and particular measurement of phase angles, harmonic contact stiffness (S) along with the measured displacement (D) of different self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) adsorbed on Au can be distinguished. The relatively ordered and hydrophobic ODT and DDT molecules adsorbed on Au form high contact stiffness, which are presumably unfavorable substrates for a cell to adhere upon. Short-chain MUA molecules adsorbed on Au provides a hydrophilic characteristic with a relatively low contact stiffness, which may significantly promote cell adhesion. It is, therefore, estimated that the behavior of a cell adhered on SAMs/Au is correlated not only with their outermost chemical species but also with a proper dS/dD matrix acting as a cushion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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