Patterned deposition of tobacco mosaic virus on mica surfaces

Stacey Jones-Willy, Wei Xia, S. Scott Saavedra, Neal R. Armstrong

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We show the formation of aligned tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) particles on mica surfaces through a process of micro-contact printing, providing parallel arrays of TMV with sub-micron features sizes. Key features of this process include dilution of the TMV solutions with bovine serum albumin (BSA) to prevent undo aggregation, formation of extremely TMV solutions, and allowing the "TMV-inked" stamp to dry in a humid environment, prior to TMV deposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberH6.19
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
Event2003 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 4 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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