Active Surfaces: Cavitation Engineered 3D Sponge Networks and Their Application in Active Surface Construction (Adv. Mater. 7/2012)



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A cavitation-engineered 3D sponge network is presented as a kaleidoscope image in its active surface construction. The work of D. V. Andreeva, E. V. Skorb, and co-workers, presented on page 985, was inspired by the urgent need for time- and spaceresponsive biocompatible surfaces for antifouling systems, the constriction of metal implants, stem-cell research, SERS studies, etc. Adhesion of cells onto the surface is self-regulated by their metabolism. Controlled patterning and the deactivation of bacteria are also possible on these surfaces.