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Title: Mechanical properties and pH-dependent conformation of a model polymer and biomolecule at the silica-water interface
Author: Zhang, Zhenyu
ISNI:       0000 0001 2422 6408
Awarding Body: Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is concerned with the mechanical properties and pH-dependent conformation of macromolecules at the silica-water interface. It is believed that the adhesion of bacteria to solids is governed by long-range interactions and by immediate interactions between bacterial surface polymers and solid surfaces. For a flexible macromolecule, the interaction of its segments with a solid surface and the conformation it takes at the interface are prominent factors in determining the net interaction to solids.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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