What is it about?
We use atomic force microscopy in lateral force mode to drag a cantilever tip through fibrous networks, and use the measured lateral force response to determine the adhesive forces between fibers of the order of 100 nm diameter.
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Why is it important?
Adhesive interactions between nanofibers strongly influence the mechanical behavior of soft materials composed of fibrous networks.
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This page is a summary of: Dip-and-Drag Lateral Force Spectroscopy for Measuring Adhesive Forces between Nanofibers, Langmuir, December 2016, American Chemical Society (ACS), DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03467.
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