We apply the PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Property Mapping (PFQNM) atomic force microscopy mode for the investigation of regional variations in the nanomechanical properties of porcine sclera. We examine variations in the collagen fibril diameter, adhesion, elastic modulus and dissipation in the posterior, equatorial and anterior regions of the sclera. The mean fibril diameter, elastic modulus and dissipation increased from the posterior to the anterior region. Collagen fibril diameter correlated linearly with elastic modulus. Our data matches the known macroscopic mechanical behavior of the sclera. We propose that PFQNM has significant potential in ocular biomechanics and biophysics research.

Papi, M., Paoletti, P., Geraghty, B., Akhtar, R., Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera, <<APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS>>, 2014; (104): 1-4. [doi:10.1063/1.4868388] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/56018]

Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera

Papi, Massimiliano;
2014

Abstract

We apply the PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Property Mapping (PFQNM) atomic force microscopy mode for the investigation of regional variations in the nanomechanical properties of porcine sclera. We examine variations in the collagen fibril diameter, adhesion, elastic modulus and dissipation in the posterior, equatorial and anterior regions of the sclera. The mean fibril diameter, elastic modulus and dissipation increased from the posterior to the anterior region. Collagen fibril diameter correlated linearly with elastic modulus. Our data matches the known macroscopic mechanical behavior of the sclera. We propose that PFQNM has significant potential in ocular biomechanics and biophysics research.
2014
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Papi, M., Paoletti, P., Geraghty, B., Akhtar, R., Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera, <<APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS>>, 2014; (104): 1-4. [doi:10.1063/1.4868388] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/56018]
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