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Polymersomes mimic biofilms fractal growth

Gonzalez-Perez, Alfredo LU ; Feld, Kasper and Ruso, Juan M. (2016) In Journal of Polymer Research 23(9).
Abstract

We have mimicked the biofilm formation with highly stable biocompatible poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline)-based polymersomes by simple spreading-drying of a droplet of the sample solution onto a glass support. The diffusion-limited aggregation process of polymersomes onto the surface was analyzed within a fractal framework. The different examples analyzed and presented together indicate one means by which the aggregation process can be controlled and predicted. The anti-bacterial adhesion properties of poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) allow potential uses in surface modification for biofouling prevention improving stability and response time. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

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AFM, Biofilms, fractals, polymersomes
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Journal of Polymer Research
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23
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9
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Springer Netherlands
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  • scopus:84983335644
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1022-9760
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10.1007/s10965-016-1085-3
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English
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  author       = {Gonzalez-Perez, Alfredo and Feld, Kasper and Ruso, Juan M.},
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  keyword      = {AFM,Biofilms,fractals,polymersomes},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {9},
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  series       = {Journal of Polymer Research},
  title        = {Polymersomes mimic biofilms fractal growth},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10965-016-1085-3},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2016},
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