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Surfaces include 96-well plates
coated Extracellular Matrix proteins for cell culture. Kits include Oris and OrisPro cell migration and invasion assays.

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We stock gold-coated substrates for scientific applications. Custom solutions include metal deposition, surface patterning, surface characterization.

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Advanced surfaces of liquid crystal (LC) enable new products for chemical detection and monitoring in the workplace. Learn more about LC-based dosimeters, monitors and detectors for Industrial Hygiene Applications at...

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Pros and Cons of Surface Patterning Via Screen Printing

Surface patterning is the general term used to describe any fabrication method for modifying a substrate with extremely fine precision. Producing detailed surface structures with microscale features is now a matter of course for academics and engineers in a wide range of application areas. As with any new manufacturing paradigm, there are various technical routes for creating precision surface patterns. Selecting the best surface patterning method can subsequently be a difficult choice.

Gold Thin Films: Thickness Vs. Transmission

One of the main problems in microscopy is the movement of the specimen from beam irradiation during imaging which can lead to low-resolution images which are blurred. Carbon films on metal grids can cause this specimen drift. Using gold thin films instead of carbon can stop the drift as they are chemically inert and biocompatible, less fragile, extremely conductive and non-oxidizing. Gold thin metal films are often seen as the most significant signal amplification components in electrochemical and optical sensor applications. In surface plasmon resonance (SPR) applications, gold thin metal film has electron densities which have the plasmon frequencies in the visible light range.

Lorent et al. present an experimental setup that allows [NiFe]-hydrogenase preparation under gas. Infrared spectroscopy is used as an in situ control while further downstream the sample can be probed by Raman, EPR, and NRV spectroscopy (via @angew_chem). https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202100451

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