Where, asub is the surface tension of the nonfunctionalised cantilever, s1 is the surface stress of chemical interaction side of cantilever, Ebinding is the binding energy per mole, ms is the surface mass, M is the molar mass of the absorbed molecules, and Wsteric is the energy of the steric repulsive forces between the molecules in the substrate. As the concentration of the molecules or analytes increases, the absorbed analyte increases, causing the cantilever to bend.
Was this article helpful?
Have you ever been envious of people who seem to have no end of clever ideas, who are able to think quickly in any situation, or who seem to have flawless memories? Could it be that they're just born smarter or quicker than the rest of us? Or are there some secrets that they might know that we don't?