Patterned Surfaces Combining Polymer Brushes and Conducting Polymer via Colloidal Template Electropolymerization

Authors

  • Roderick B. Pernites,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA
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  • Edward L. Foster,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA
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  • Mary Jane L. Felipe,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA
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  • Michael Robinson,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA
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  • Rigoberto C. Advincula

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA
    • Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 – 5003, USA.
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Abstract

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A dual patterned conducting polymer array combined with polymer brushes has been fabricated using a facile and novel approach. The method involved a Langmuir-Blodgett-like deposition of latex microsphere particles, electropolymerization, and polymer brush synthesis into the inside cavities of the highly ordered macroporous polymer network.

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