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Title: Watching Proteins Direct Crystal Growth One Step at a Time

Researchers at Berkeley Labs Molecular Foundry use an atomic force microscope to record this movie of a peptide being adsorbed to a crystal surface while two successive crystal steps interact, then prmore »ogress beyond the peptide. The peptide temporarily slows the step before transferring up to the next atomic layer. The lattice pattern on the surface corresponds to the molecular structure of the underlying crystal.« less
Title: Watching Proteins Direct Crystal Growth One Step at a Time
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047260
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION ; LBNL ; MOLECULAR FOUNDRY ; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE ; PEPTIDE ; CRYSTAL ; ATOMIC LAYERS ; LATTICE PATTERN ; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:14
System Entry Date: 2018-05-10