TitleAdsorption and friction of Mussel Adhesive Protein (MAP) films under polarization
SourceMITC2015-pp 19-20
AuthorG.X. Xie, F. Zhang, J.S. Pan


Mussel Adhesive Protein (MAP) is an adhesive protein derived from blue mussel byssus, and has promising applications for a variety of functional coatings. In this work, different analytical techniques including cyclic voltammetry, chronocoulometry experiments, and microtribometer have been used to investigate the interfacial structures and the frictional properties of MAP film on the platinum (Pt) substrate under polarization. MAP adsorption could change electrostatically after polarization. The friction of adsorbed MAP film can be tuned effectively in a suitable potential range, which is promising for future active control over the adsorption and friction of MAP films. 


MITC2015-pp 19-20