E.D., H.B., and B.M. acknowledge support from the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science within the ESPRIT basic research PRONANO (8523). We thank R. Germann for his support with the clean-room facilities. We are grateful to A. Bernard, N. Larsen, and H. Rothuizen for discussions and to P. Guéret for his constant support.
Stability of molded polydimethylsiloxane microstructures†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 9, pages 741–746, 1997
How to Cite
Delamarche, E., Schmid, H., Michel, B. and Biebuyck, H. (1997), Stability of molded polydimethylsiloxane microstructures. Adv. Mater., 9: 741–746. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090914
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 3 MAR 1997
How stable are the features in elastomeric stamps—as used in microcontact printing (μCP) and micromolding in capillaries (MIMIC)—during their formation and subsequent application? Their stability is examined with respect to aspect ration and forces during handling. In the Figure, lines in the structure (gold on silicon), produced using an elastomeric stamp, can be seen to have merged into larger ensembles.