Imaging Self Assembling Monolayers

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Tony Rook
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Imaging Self Assembling Monolayers

Does anybody have a suggestion for the best imaging methods to be used for Self Assembling Monolayers? I currently have access to light microscope and would like to be able to image a SAM (silane) after attachment to a glass surface. Any suggestions or references?

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trook wrote:Does anybody have

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Does anybody have a suggestion for the best imaging methods to be used for Self Assembling Monolayers? I currently have access to light microscope and would like to be able to image a SAM (silane) after attachment to a glass surface. Any suggestions or references?

Please specify the size and the nature of particles you like to see assembeld. Microscopes might have a range of size limit for these type of particles.

Tony Rook
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trook wrote:Does anybody have

trook wrote:

Does anybody have a suggestion for the best imaging methods to be used for Self Assembling Monolayers? I currently have access to light microscope and would like to be able to image a SAM (silane) after attachment to a glass surface. Any suggestions or references?

I believe the SAM layer is around a few hundred angstroms but no larger than a 1/2 micron. However the SAM may be able to be linked with a marker (fluorescent or visible dye) which may be imaged. Are there any standard methods out there to show that the SAM has actually attached to the surface (imaging or other)?

Soudabeh
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trook wrote:trook wrote: Does

trook wrote:

trook wrote:
Does anybody have a suggestion for the best imaging methods to be used for Self Assembling Monolayers? I currently have access to light microscope and would like to be able to image a SAM (silane) after attachment to a glass surface. Any suggestions or references?

I believe the SAM layer is around a few hundred angstroms but no larger than a 1/2 micron. However the SAM may be able to be linked with a marker (fluorescent or visible dye) which may be imaged. Are there any standard methods out there to show that the SAM has actually attached to the surface (imaging or other)?

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