This work was supported by the DARPA, AFOSR, Tufts School of Engineering, and by the College of Engineering Dean's Catalyst Award at Boston University. The authors would like to thank Jessica Wargats of Digital Optics Inc./Tessera. for the diffractive optics sample.
Nano- and Micropatterning of Optically Transparent, Mechanically Robust, Biocompatible Silk Fibroin Films†
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 16, pages 3070–3072, August 18, 2008
How to Cite
Perry, H., Gopinath, A., Kaplan, D. L., Dal Negro, L. and Omenetto, F. G. (2008), Nano- and Micropatterning of Optically Transparent, Mechanically Robust, Biocompatible Silk Fibroin Films. Adv. Mater., 20: 3070–3072. doi: 10.1002/adma.200800011
- Issue published online: 14 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 6 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Received: 2 JAN 2008
- biocompatible materials;
- surface patterning
Regular nanometer-scale patterning down to a few tens of nanometers and the manufacturing of diffractive optical elements in silk by using the ideas of soft lithography is reported. The unique processing of silk films makes them an ideal substrate to incorporate biological matter (such as small organics, enzymes, proteins, cells). Unprecedented definition in the transverse direction, with features down to few tens of nanometers, is reported.