Generating Micro- and Nanopatterns on Polymeric Materials

Generating Micro- and Nanopatterns on Polymeric Materials

Editor(s): Aránzazu del Campo, Eduard Arzt

Published Online: 19 MAR 2011 11:50AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527325085

Online ISBN: 9783527633449

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633449

About this Book

New micro and nanopatterning technologies have been developed in the last years as less costly and more flexible alternatives to phtolithograpic processing. These technologies have not only impacted on recent developments in microelectronics, but also in emerging fields such as disposable biosensors, scaffolds for tissue engineering, non-biofouling coatings, high adherence devices, or photonic structures for the visible spectrum. This handbook presents the current processing methods suitable for the fabrication of micro- and nanostructured surfaces made out of polymeric materials. It covers the steps and materials involved, the resulting structures, and is rounded off by a part on applications. As a result, chemists, material scientists, and physicists gain a critical understanding of this topic at an early stage of its development.

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Molding

  2. Part Two: Writing and Printing

  3. Part Three: Laser Scanning

    1. Chapter 8

      Laser Micromachining of Polymers (pages 141–168)

      Chantal G. Khan Malek, Wilhelm Pfleging and Stephan Roth

  4. Part Four: Self-Organization

  5. Part Five: Applications

    1. Chapter 15

      Bioinspired Patterned Adhesives (pages 319–335)

      Marleen Kamperman, Eduard Arzt and Aránzazu del Campo

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