Simultaneous replication of hydrophilic and superhydrophobic micropatterns through area-selective monomer self-assembly
2016 (English)In: Advanced Materials Interfaces, ISSN 2196-7350, Vol. 3, no 17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The control and permanent modification of the surface properties of polymers is a critical enabler for many applications. Here, we demonstrate a strategy, which we call surface energy mimicking, for the spontaneous replication of micropatterns of surface energies ranging from hydrophilic to superhydrophobic from a mold to several replicas.
We introduce surface energy mimicking, enabling spontaneous replication of micropatterns (2D and 2.5D) of different surface energies, and enabled by self-assembly of functional mimicking monomers within a polymer matrix. We demonstrate replication of surface energies ranging from hydrophilic to superhydrophobic, and self-assembly of picoliter-droplet arrays on replicated micropatterned arrays containing hydrophilic patches in a hydrophobic surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016. Vol. 3, no 17
surface modification, surface energy patterning, molecular self-assembly, superhydrophobicity, surface energy mimicking, Rappid, Norosensor, bioassay, diagnostics, lab-on-chip, loc, microfluidics, oste, OSTE+, OSTEmer
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials Nano Technology Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Polymer Technologies
Research subject Materials Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Fibre and Polymer Science; Biotechnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189595DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600404ISI: 000384130700022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84983514071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189595DiVA: diva2:947286
FunderEU, European Research Council
QC 201610242016-07-072016-07-072016-10-24Bibliographically approved