Study of Radial Compression Elasticity of Single Xanthan Molecules by Vibrating Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy
Individual xanthan molecules were prepared on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surface with a modified spin-casting technique. Then the radial compression elasticity of single xanthan molecules was investigated by vibrating scanning polarization force microscopy. The effective elastic moduli of xanthan molecules are estimated to be ∼20–100 MPa under loads below 0.4 nN.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-08-01
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