Vapor-Assisted Micropatterning in Replica Structures: A Solventless Approach towards Topologically and Chemically Designable Surfaces

Authors

  • H.-Y. Chen,

    1. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2300 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (USA)
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  • J. Lahann

    1. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2300 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (USA)
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  • J.L. gratefully acknowledges support from the NSF in form of a CAREER grant (DMR-0449462) and funding form the NSF under MRI program (DMR 0420785). We thank Professor Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan, for use of the fluorescence microscope. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

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Vapor-assisted micropatterning in replica structures (VAMPIR) provides a simple method for fabricating both, chemically and topologically designable surfaces based on chemical vapor deposition polymerization. The images show surface microstructures containing fluorescence-labeled proteins or quantum dots.

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