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In their recent publication “High-speed AFM height spectroscopy reveals μs-dynamics of unlabeled biomolecules” in Nature Communications George R. Heath and Simon Sheuring develop and apply HS-AFM height spectroscopy (HS-AFM-HS, a technique inspired by fluorescence spectroscopy), a technique whereby the AFM tip is held at a fixed x–y position and the height fluctuations under the tip in z-direction with Angstrom spatial and 10µs temporal resolution are monitored.
They demonstrate “how this technique can be used to simultaneously measure surface concentrations, diffusion rates and oligomer sizes of highly mobile annexin-V molecules during membrane-binding and self-assembly at model membranes and derive its kinetic and energetic terms. Additionally, HS-AFM-HS at specific positions in the annexin lattice where the freedom of movement is restricted to rotation allowed determination of the interaction free energies of protein-protein contacts.”* The applicability of this technique is wide and is discussed at the end of the publication.
NanoWorld Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC) for Fast-/High-Speed AFM ( USC-F1.2-k0.15 ) were used.
Congratulations to the authors to this publication which pushes the speed limits of AFM even further!
*George R. Heath & Simon Scheuring
High-speed AFM height spectroscopy reveals μs-dynamics of unlabeled biomolecules
Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 4983 (2018)
Please follow this external link for the full article: https://rdcu.be/bdaKU
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The screencast about NanoWorld AFM probes for Magnetic Force Microscopy held by Dr. Marco Becker has just passed the 1000 views mark. Congratulations Marco!
NanoWorld offers two types of MFM tips:
– MFMR – This type of magnetic AFM tip is coated with a hard magnetic coating on the tip side and yields a very high force sensitivity, while simultaneously enabling tapping and lift mode operation.
– S-MFMR – These magnetic AFM tips are coated with a soft magnetic layer on the tip side and are designed for the measurement of magnetic domains in soft magnetic samples.