Physicochemical Characterization of Acidiphilium sp. Biofilms (pages 1237–1244)
Dr. Moustafa Malki, Dr. Santiago Casado, Dr. María Francisca López, Dr. Renaud Caillard, Dr. F. Javier Palomares, Dr. José A. Martín Gago, Dr. Cristina Vaz-Domínguez, Dr. Angel Cuesta, Prof. Ricardo Amils, Prof. Víctor M. Fernández, Dr. Marisela Velez, Dr. Antonio L. De Lacey and Dr. David Olea
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201201034
Acidiphilium biofilms are grown on graphitic flakes and are characterized by different physicochemical techniques. Combined fluorescence–AFM microscopy is applied to study the biofilm formation over time and to detect nanosized particles that are, in turn, analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and attenuated total reflection surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy.