This research was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research, the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the ARO Multi-disciplnarv University Research Initiatives (DAAH04-95-1-0102). It used MRSEC Shared Facilities supported by the National Science Foundation (DMR-9400396). We thank Prof. L. Sohn at Princeton University for kindly providing the master used for Figure 4.
Solvent-assisted microcontact molding: A convenient method for fabricating three-dimensional structures on surfaces of polymers†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 8, pages 651–654, Juli 1997
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King, E., Xia, Y., Zhao, X.-M. and Whitesides, G. M. (1997), Solvent-assisted microcontact molding: A convenient method for fabricating three-dimensional structures on surfaces of polymers. Adv. Mater., 9: 651–654. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090814
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 27 MAR 1997
- Manuscript Received: 2 JAN 1997
Solvent-assisted micro-contact molding (SAMIM), a non-photo-lithographic technique for fabriation of patterned, quasi-three-dimensional structures on surfaces of many different polymers, is described. The basis of the technique–an embossing/molding process in which a solvent softens a polymer–is out lined and many examples are given. The Figure shows a polystyrene structure produced using SAMIM with acetone as the solvent.