The seminar will take place, 20 november 2015, at 11h, in the room 1 of the ENSCBP, Bldg B (Allée Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Pessac).
Pr Michaël Molinari
Laboratoire de Recherche en Nanosciences LRN EA4682
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne
While developed by physicists for their own fields of applications, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is now widely used for characterization of biological objects thanks to its capability to obtain high resolution images (at nanometer scales) even in fluid.
Nevertheless, compared to other techniques (mostly optical measurements) widely used in biology, some drawbacks such as the imaging speed or the lack of chemical information limit the use of the AFM in biology and life sciences.
In this talk, through different examples studied in the lab (amyloid fibers, cancer cells, vegetal fibers…), some of the last developments in AFM ie high speed imaging, infrared absorption nanospectroscopy and imaging, and nanomechanical measurements will be described.