We present a novel ultrathin and biocompatible membrane based on highly cross-linked and subsequently PEGylated self- assembled monolayers. These layers can be removed from their substrates and freely suspended over TEM grids. Possible applications of the ca. 5 nm thick membranes are as biocompatible supports in TEM.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Published: June 13, 2011
Pages: 415 - 418
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topicss: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes