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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Colin A.*
dc.contributor.authorTwigg, Peter C.*
dc.contributor.authorBell, G.*
dc.contributor.authorLu, J.R.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-28T10:41:14Z
dc.date.available2014-04-28T10:41:14Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGrant, C., Twigg, P., Bell, G., Lu, J. R. (2008) AFM relative stiffness measurement of the plasticising effect of a non-ionic surfactant on plant leaf wax. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 321(2), 360-364.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5994
dc.description.abstractAn AFM relative stiffness technique was applied to reconstituted Beta vulgaris L. wax films. Consecutive force arrays (n=100) made on the waxy surface at the same locations showed that there was no relative change in surface elasticity and this information was used as a reference to further experimental measurements. A surfactant solution was subsequently dropped on the waxy surface and the same array of indents was made at the same location as the reference test. The plant wax surface showed a reduction in its surface elasticity properties. The study has demonstrated that the AFM technique could be used to undertake a systematic assessment of the plasticising effects of agrochemicals on native and reconstituted plant wax films.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2008.02.019
dc.subjectBeta vulgaris; Chemistry
dc.subjectElasticity
dc.subjectMicroscopy; Atomic Force
dc.subjectPlant leaves
dc.subjectPlasticizers
dc.subjectSurface properties
dc.subjectSurface-active agents
dc.subjectWaxes
dc.subjectREF 2014
dc.titleAFM relative stiffness measurement of the plasticising effect of a non-ionic surfactant on plant leaf wax
dc.typeArticle


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