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Spatially functionalized polymer surfaces produced via cell-mediated lithography†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 9, pages 751–755, 1997
How to Cite
Alexander, C. and Vulfson, E. N. (1997), Spatially functionalized polymer surfaces produced via cell-mediated lithography. Adv. Mater., 9: 751–755. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090916
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Cell-mediated lithography—which generates polymer particles with anisotropic patches of addressable functionality of exactly the same size and shape as the template microorganism—is described. The Figure shows the first step in the process. Similarities with lithography using self-assembled monolayers of alkane-thiolates on gold substrates are pointed out and some of the many practical applications indicated.