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JKR Adhesion Testing Between Biologically Relevant Surfaces



Adam J. Nolte, Heqing Huang, Christopher Stafford


In this work we report recent observations obtained using an adhesion testing device that utilizes the contact mechanics theory of Johnson, Kendall, and Roberts (JKR). Our goal is to develop a system capable of measuring adhesive forces between biologically functionalized surfaces, thus providing a route for researchers to probe interactions such as receptor-ligand binding or the effect of substrate characteristics such as roughness and surface energy on the adhesion of protein molecules in relevant solution environments.
Conference Dates
February 17-20, 2008
Conference Location
Austin, TX, US
Conference Title
31st Annual meeting of the Adhesion Society


adhesion, surface energy, JKR


Nolte, A. , Huang, H. and Stafford, C. (2008), JKR Adhesion Testing Between Biologically Relevant Surfaces, 31st Annual meeting of the Adhesion Society, Austin, TX, US, [online], (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created February 16, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021