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dc.contributor.advisorHwang, Wonmuk
dc.contributor.advisorTeizer, Winfried
dc.creatorPark, Jinseon
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-21T22:03:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-22T07:13:48Z
dc.date.available2011-10-21T22:03:29Z
dc.date.available2011-10-22T07:13:48Z
dc.date.created2010-08
dc.date.issued2011-10-21
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-08-8520
dc.description.abstractIn earlier research in our lab, the manipulation of microtubules on gold patterned silicon wafers was achieved by E-beam lithography, Poly (ethylene glycol) self assembled monolayers (PEG-SAMs) and electrophoresis. To develop a technique for delicate single microtubule manipulation, further studies need to be done on PEG-SAMs and electrophoresis. As a foundation of this goal, we examined the electric field in an aqueous solution between two planar electrodes and the compatibility of the antifouling property of PEG-SAMs with the electric field. For this purpose, the distribution of microbeads was analyzed using a Boltzmann distribution. The amount of adsorbed microtubules on a PEG-SAM was examined to test the compatibility of the antifouling property of a PEG-SAM with concomitant exposure to electric field. It is shown that the product of the electric field and the effective charge of the microbead does not have a linear relation with the applied electric potential but an exponentially increasing function with respect to the potential. The antifouling property of the PEG-SAM was not retained after an exposure to the electric field.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectProtein patterningen
dc.subjectElectrophoresisen
dc.subjectElectrostatic screeningen
dc.subjectCounterionen
dc.subjectSelf assembled monolayeren
dc.subjectAntifoulingen
dc.titleCharacterization Of The Local Electrical Environment In An Electrically-guided Protein Patterning System Incorporating Antifouling Self-assembled Monolayeren
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thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Astronomyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAgnolet, Glenn
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