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Functional patterned coatings by thin polymer film dewetting

Telford, AM, Thickett, SC ORCID: 0000-0002-8168-3856 and Neto, C 2017 , 'Functional patterned coatings by thin polymer film dewetting' , Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 507 , pp. 453-469 , doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.07.004.

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Abstract

An approach for the fabrication of functional polymer surface coatings is introduced, where micro-scale structure and surface functionality are obtained by means of self-assembly mechanisms. We illustrate two main applications of micro-patterned polymer surfaces obtained through dewetting of bilayers of thin polymer films. By tuning the physical and chemical properties of the polymer bilayers, micro-patterned surface coatings could be produced that have applications both for the selective attachment and patterning of proteins and cells, with potential applications as biomaterials, and for the collection of water from the atmosphere. In all cases, the aim is to achieve functional coatings using approaches that are simple to realize, use low cost materials and are potentially scalable.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Telford, AM and Thickett, SC and Neto, C
Keywords: micro-patterning, polymer coatings, thin film dewetting, self-assembly
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Publisher: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0021-9797
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.07.004
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