B. A. G. gratefully acknowledges financial support from Northwestern University start-up funds and from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Awards Program. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Freestanding Three-Dimensional Copper Foils Prepared by Electroless Deposition on Micropatterned Gels†
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 751–755, March, 2005
How to Cite
Smoukov, S. K., Bishop, K. J. M., Campbell, C. J. and Grzybowski, B. A. (2005), Freestanding Three-Dimensional Copper Foils Prepared by Electroless Deposition on Micropatterned Gels. Adv. Mater., 17: 751–755. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401010
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 25 JUN 2004
- Electroless deposition;
- Microstructures, patterned;
- Thin films, metal
Metal foils of complex, three-dimensional topographies are prepared by electroless deposition on surfaces of micropatterned hydrogel supports (see Figure). The foils can either be freestanding or supported by a photocurable polymer. It is possible to selectively metallize different portions of the micropattern embossed on the gel surface, and thus to prepare either continuous or membrane-like metal films.