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Organic matter identifies the nano-mechanical properties of native soil aggregates

S. A. Gazze, I. Hallin, G. Quinn, Ed Dudley, G. P. Matthews, Paul Rees Orcid Logo, Geertje Van Keulen Orcid Logo, Stefan Doerr Orcid Logo, Lewis Francis Orcid Logo

Nanoscale, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, Pages: 520 - 525

Swansea University Authors: Ed Dudley, Paul Rees Orcid Logo, Geertje Van Keulen Orcid Logo, Stefan Doerr Orcid Logo, Lewis Francis Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1039/C7NR07070E

Abstract

Nanoscale mechanical properties of soil organic matter has been linked to macroscale soil behaviour via optimising QNM-AFM for rough and heterogeneous surface analysis, specifically intact soil micro-aggregates and particles.

Published in: Nanoscale
ISSN: 2040-3364 2040-3372
Published: Cambridge, UK Royal Society of Chemistry 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37598
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Abstract: Nanoscale mechanical properties of soil organic matter has been linked to macroscale soil behaviour via optimising QNM-AFM for rough and heterogeneous surface analysis, specifically intact soil micro-aggregates and particles.
Keywords: QNM Atomic Force Microscopy; Soil; Organic matter; Nanoscale; Repellency; Mechanical properties; Hydrology
College: Swansea University Medical School
Issue: 2
Start Page: 520
End Page: 525