We introduce a procedure for determining shear forces at the balance between attachment and detachment of bacteria under flow. This procedure can be applied to derive adhesion forces in weak-adherence systems, such as polymer brush coatings, which are currently at the center of attention for their control of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation.
Nejadnik, M. R., van der Mei, H. C., Busscher, H. J., & Norde, W. (2008). Determination of the shear force at the balance between bacterial attachment and detachment in weak-adherence systems, using a flow displacement chamber. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74(3), 916-919. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01557-07