Piezoresponse force microscopy for bioelectromechanics

Ryan, K., Neumayer, S. M., Denning, D., Guyonnet, J., Hosseini, E. , Bazaid, A., Kholkin, A. L. and Rodriguez, B. J. (2016) Piezoresponse force microscopy for bioelectromechanics. In: Tofail, S. A.M. and Bauer, J. (eds.) Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices. World Scientific: Hackensack, NJ. ISBN 9781783269877 (doi:10.1142/9781783269877_0029)

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Electromechanical coupling, including piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, and flexoelectricity, is present in a wide range of organic materials. Such phenomena have been postulated to have a functional role in biological systems, where e.g. conformational changes in proteins can be electrically activated. Investigating the electromechanical properties of biological materials at the micro to nanoscale is therefore crucial for understanding the possible biofunctionality of piezoelectricity and for exploiting such properties in, e.g. sensing, actuating or energy harvesting applications. This chapter provides an overview of the use of piezoresponse force microscopy in the investigation of biomaterials to further our understanding of bioelectromechanics.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Seyed Hosseini, Dr Ensieh
Authors: Ryan, K., Neumayer, S. M., Denning, D., Guyonnet, J., Hosseini, E., Bazaid, A., Kholkin, A. L., and Rodriguez, B. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices
Publisher:World Scientific

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