Probing structure and function in planar supported protein films

S. Scott Saavedra, Paul L. Edmiston, John E. Lee, Laurie L. Wood, Darren R. Dunphy, Rebecca T. Robertson, Elizabeth A. Gabbard, Sergio B. Mendes

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The development of molecular devices based on immobilized protein films is currently a very active area of research worldwide. Detailed structural and functional characterization of these films is a prerequisite to the rational development of deposition methods that produce bioactive structures, but is a technically difficult challenge. Two recent thrusts in our work have been investigation of methods designed to create macroscopically ordered arrays of protein molecules, and development of new optical techniques to characterize the ensemble properties of these arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Advanced Materials and Optical Systems for Chemical and Biological Detection - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 21 1999Sep 22 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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