The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

The influence of surface lubricity on the adhesion of Navicula perminuta and Ulva linza to alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers

Bowen, J.; Pettitt, M. E.; Kendall, K.; Leggett, G. J.; Preece, J. A.; Callow, M. E. and Callow, J. A. (2007). The influence of surface lubricity on the adhesion of Navicula perminuta and Ulva linza to alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 4(14) pp. 473–477.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (130kB) | Preview
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2006.0191
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

The settlement and adhesion of Navicula perminuta and Ulva linza to methyl-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of increasing chain length has been investigated. Organisms were allowed to settle onto the monolayers and were subsequently exposed to hydrodynamic shear stress in order to determine their adhesion strength. Results show that as the SAM structure changes from amorphous to crystalline (C14), there is a marked change in the adhesion of N. perminuta and U. linza. Given that the SAMs in the series all exhibit similar contact angle behaviour and surface energy, it is hypothesized that the lubricity of the surface plays a role in determining the surface adhesion.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 The Royal Society
ISSN: 1742-5689
Keywords: adhesion; biofouling; alkanethiol; self-assembled monolayer; Ulva; Navicula
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 43201
Depositing User: James Bowen
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 23:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43201
Share this page:

Metrics

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU