Electrochemistry
Online ISSN : 2186-2451
Print ISSN : 1344-3542
Communications
Nanoscale Cell Surface Topography Imaging using Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy
Yasufumi TAKAHASHIKomachi ITOXiongwei WANGYoshiharu MATSUMAEHirokazu KOMAKIAkichika KUMATANIKosuke INOHitoshi SHIKUTomokazu MATSUE
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2014 Volume 82 Issue 5 Pages 331-334

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Nanoscale cell surface topography was visualized using a scanning ion conductance microscope (SICM), where a nanopipette was used as the scanning probe to detect ionic current as feedback signal. SICM was an effective tool for noncontact topographical imaging of live cells, because measurements were performed under physiological conditions. This breakthrough technique opens up a wealth of possible new experiments in membrane and cell biology.

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