Surface Analysis and Techniques in Biology

Editors: Smentkowski, Vincent S. (Ed.)

  • Highlights state-of-the-art surface analytical instrumentation, advanced data analysis tools, and the use of complimentary surface analytical instrumentation to perform a complete analysis of biological systems
  • Summarizes the main surface analysis techniques that are being used to study biological specimens/systems
  • Explores the benefits of surface analysis techniques to quantify their impact in real-world biological systems
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About this book

This book summarizes the main surface analysis techniques that are being used to study biological specimens/systems. The compilation of chapters in this book highlight the benefits that surface analysis provides.

The outer layer of bulk solid or liquid samples is referred to as the surface of the sample/material. At the surface, the composition, microstructure, phase, chemical bonding, electronic states, and/or texture is often different than that of the bulk material. The outer surface is where many material interactions/reactions take place. This is especially true biomaterials which may be fabricated into bio-devices and in turn implanted into tissues and organs.  Surfaces of biomaterials (synthetic or modified natural materials) are of critical importance since the surface is typically the only part of the biomaterial/bio-device that comes in contact with the biological system. 

Analytical techniques are required to characterize the surface of biomaterials and quantify their impact in real-world biological systems. Surface analysis of biological materials started in the 1960’s and the number of researchers working in this area have increased very rapidly since then, a number of advances have been made to standard surface analytical instrumentation, and a number of new instruments have been introduced.

About the authors

Vincent S. Smentkowski is a Senior Scientist in the Nanostructures and Surfaces Laboratory at General Electric Global Research (GEGR) where he performs surface analysis to support research programs at GEGR, GE businesses, and strategic partners. Currently, his research is focused on the applications of ToF-SIMS analysis, emphasizing how multivariate statistical analysis tools facilitate data reduction. Vin holds 6 U.S. patents, more than 85 publications in referred journals, greater than 100 GEGR internal manuscripts, has co-authored 3 book chapters, and has presented numerous contributed and invited talks. Vin is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Smentkowski, Vincent S.

    Pages 1-7

  • Applications of XPS in Biology and Biointerface Analysis

    McArthur, Sally L. (et al.)

    Pages 9-36

  • Biomolecular Analysis by Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

    Breitenstein, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 37-70

  • Cluster Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

    Kozole, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 71-98

  • Biological Tissue Imaging at Different Levels: MALDI and SIMS Imaging Combined

    Stauber, J. (et al.)

    Pages 99-139

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Hardcover $209.00
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33085-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surface Analysis and Techniques in Biology
Editors
  • Vincent S. Smentkowski
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01360-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01360-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01359-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-33085-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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