Protein adsorption on heterogeneous surfaces

Nitesh Aggarwal, Ken Lawson, Matthew Kershaw, Robert Horvath, Jeremy Ramsden

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The adsorption of the protein bovine serum albumin from an aqueous solution onto substrata made from pure silica, pure zirconia, and a mixture of the two has revealed that the adsorption behavior of the protein onto the mixture very significantly diverges from the corresponding mean of the behaviors with the pure substrata. A tentative explanation in terms of matching substratum heterogeneity with protein surface heterogeneity is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083110
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 6 2009


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Aggarwal, N., Lawson, K., Kershaw, M., Horvath, R., & Ramsden, J. (2009). Protein adsorption on heterogeneous surfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 94(8), [083110].