Accession Number:

ADA513323

Title:

Simultaneous Interferometric Measurement of Corrosive or Demineralizing Bacteria and Their Mineral Interfaces

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Here, we report simultaneous surface profile measurements of several bacterial species involved in microbially influenced corrosion and their solid-surface interfaces by using vertical scanning interferometry. The capacity to nondestructively quantify microscale topographic changes beneath a single bacterium without its removal offers a unique opportunity to examine in vivo microbe-surface interactions.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Optics
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE