Soft Matter 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA. and Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA.
Interactions between colloidal-scale structures govern the physical properties of soft and biological materials, and knowledge of the forces associated with these interactions is critical for understanding and controlling these materials. A common approach to quantify colloidal interactions is to measure the interaction forces between colloids and a fixed surface. The centrifuge force microscope (CFM), a miniaturized microscope inside a centrifuge, is capable of performing hundreds of force measurements in parallel over a wide force range (10-2 to 104 pN), but CFM instruments are not widely used to measure colloid-surface interaction forces. Read More