This work was supported by the EU framework V grant QLK3-CT-2000-01500 (Nanomed). NG acknowledges financial support from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and MJD for support from BBSRC.
Tubes with Controllable Internal Nanotopography†
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 20, pages 1857–1860, October, 2004
How to Cite
Gadegaard, N., Dalby, M. J., Riehle, M. O., Curtis, A. S. G. and Affrossman, S. (2004), Tubes with Controllable Internal Nanotopography. Adv. Mater., 16: 1857–1860. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400408
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAR 2004
- Cell cultures;
- Polymer blends
Preparation of tubes with an internal nanotopography based on polymer de-mixing is presented. A solution of two polymers is quickly blown through a tube, forming a nanotopographic surface. The shape and feature size can be partially controlled. The Figure shows a 3D representation of the topography inside a glass tube measured using atomic force microscopy, clearly showing the curvature of the tube (image size: 15 μm × 15 μm).