Porous Materials: Metalized Porous Interference Lithographic Microstructures via Biofunctionalization (Adv. Mater. 12/2010)

Authors

  • Srikanth Singamaneni,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA)
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  • Eugenia Kharlampieva,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA)
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  • Ji-Hyun Jang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Soldier Nanotechnologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307 (USA)
    2. Present address: School of Energy Engineering, UNIST, South Korea
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  • Michael E. McConney,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA)
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  • Hao Jiang,

    1. Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH-45433 (USA)
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  • Thimoty J. Bunning,

    1. Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH-45433 (USA)
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  • Edwin L. Thomas,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Soldier Nanotechnologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307 (USA)
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  • Vladimir V. Tsukruk

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA)
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA).
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Abstract

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The cover shows an SEM image of a periodic porous SU8 microframe decorated with gold nanoparticles. On p. 1369, Vladimir Tsukruk and co-workers demonstrate a biomediated approach for the metallization of periodic, porous polymer microstructures fabricated using interference lithography. The direct growth of metal nanoparticles does not damage or modify the original structure, making the approach demonstrated here highly suitable for designing reinforced binary microcomposites with predetermined symmetry.

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