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Preparation of Mica Supported Lipid Bilayers for High Resolution Optical Microscopy Imaging
 

Preparation of Mica Supported Lipid Bilayers for High Resolution Optical Microscopy Imaging

Article doi: 10.3791/52054
June 7th, 2014

Summary June 7th, 2014

We present a method of preparing mica supported lipid bilayers for high resolution microscopy. Mica is transparent and flat on an atomic scale, but rarely used in imaging because of handling difficulties; our preparation results in even deposition of the mica sheet, and reduces the material used in bilayer preparation.

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