DescriptionThe following topics are covered:
1. Surface sensitive techniques for characterizing biomolecular interfaces including atomic force microscopy (AFM), imaging ellipsometry and Brewster angle microscopy (BAM). Examples of systems studies are: Supported bilayers and monolayers (Simonsen).
2. Micromechanical methods for fabrication, manipulation and characterization of micro and nanoparticles (Needham).
3. Fabrication of Langmuir monolayers of surfactant molecules and characterization of these with X-ray and neutron reflectometry (Klösgen).
4. Confocal fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) for studying membranes and cells (Bagatolli).