Nanofishing of single polymer chains IV

Kenji Watanabe, Naoto Ohno, Hiroyuki Watabe, Ken Nakajima, Toshio Nishi

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    A method, which is called as "nanofishing," enables us to stretch a single polymer chain with picking it at its two modified termini using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Stress-strain curves obtained to data had been the result of slow pulling speeds and therefore observed phenomena had been interpreted as quasi-static responses. In this study, we extended the capability of nanofishing to the phenomena far from equilibrium state by giving much faster pulling speeds. We could observe a sudden increase in force which might be interpreted as an abrupt change in conformation and the successive relaxation process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 18
    Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
    Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


    Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


    • Atomic Force Microscopy
    • Nanofishing
    • Polystyrene
    • Single Polymer Chain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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