Langmuir-Blodgett films of hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII

Kaisa Kisko, Mika Torkkeli, Elina Vuorimaa, Helge Lemmetyinen, Oliver H. Seeck, Markus Linder, Ritva Serimaa (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Hydrophobins are small fungal proteins, which have remarkable surface–chemical properties. They self-assemble at hydrophobic/hydrophilic interfaces and work as adhesive agents and coatings. Sixteen layer Langmuir–Blodgett films of hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII from the fungus Trichoderma reesei were prepared and studied using grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction and reflectivity techniques. Both kind of films contain hexagonally ordered crystallites on the substrate with unit cell parameters of a = b = 54 Å (HFBI) and a = b = 55 Å (HFBII). The structure is similar to the structure of monolayer Langmuir–Blodgett films.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
JournalSurface Science
Volume584
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • x-ray scattering
  • diffraction and reflection
  • self-assembly
  • biological molecules proteins

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Kisko, K., Torkkeli, M., Vuorimaa, E., Lemmetyinen, H., Seeck, O. H., Linder, M., & Serimaa, R. (2005). Langmuir-Blodgett films of hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII. Surface Science, 584(1), 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2004.12.036