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Bio-fuels research – number & size of fat pockets stored in bacteria

AFM-IR (atomic force microscope with tunable pulsed IR source) + MountainsMap® Premium software

Input Data

  • AFM topography of bacterium filament combined with IR absorption image highlighting fat pockets.
  • Results

  • Overlay of IR absorption image on 3D surface topography making it possible to observe of fat pockets at different zoom levels and angles.
  • Fat pocket count and calculation of morphological parameters to quantify pocket size.
  • MountainsMap® tools used

  • Image overlay on 3D topography.
  • Advanced filtering.
  • Motifs analysis in Grains & Particles module.

  • Images courtesy of A.Dazzi and A. Deniset-Besseau, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France.

    Read more . . .

    Surface Newsletter November 2013
    Article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry

    List of applications in gallery

    3D Optical

    3D Scanning



    SEM (scanning electron microscope)



    Correlative Studies

    3D Optical Profiler + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM-IR (atomic force microscope with tunable pulsed infrared source)

    STM (scanning tunneling microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + fluorescence microscope

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