Interaction between hydrophobic nanoparticles (NPs) and a pulmonary surfactant (PS) film leads to a shift in molecular packing of surfactant molecules in the PS film around the interacting NPs. The resultant structural arrangement of surfactants around the NPs may be a potential structural factor responsible for their high retention ability within the film. Moreover, during this interaction, surfactant molecules coat the NPs and change their surface properties.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2014|
- atomic force microscopy
- pulmonary surfactants