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Antifreeze glycopeptide adsorption on single crystal ice surfaces using ellipsometry


Wilson, PW and Beaglehole, D and DeVries, AL, Antifreeze glycopeptide adsorption on single crystal ice surfaces using ellipsometry, Biophysical Journal, 64, (6) pp. 1878-1884. ISSN 0006-3495 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1993 Biophysical Society

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(93)81559-5


Antarctic fishes synthesise antifreeze proteins which can effectively inhibit the growth of ice crystals. The mechanism relies on adsorption of these proteins to the ice surface. Ellipsometry has been used to quantify glycopeptide antifreeze adsorption to the basal and prism faces of single ice crystals. The rate of accumulation was determined as a function of time and at concentrations between 0.0005 and 1.2 mg/ml. Estimates of packing density at saturation coverage have been made for the basal and prism faces.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:antifreeze protein, ice, adsorption, crystallization, fish
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Structure and dynamics of materials
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Wilson, PW (Professor Peter Wilson)
ID Code:105174
Year Published:1993
Web of Science® Times Cited:42
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-12-11
Last Modified:2016-01-19

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