Macrostructuring of Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers by 3D Laser Patterning

Authors

  • David W. Johnson,

    1. Department of Chemistry & Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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    1. These authors contributed equally to the work.
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  • Colin Sherborne,

    1. The Kroto Research Institute, North Campus, University of Sheffield, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK
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    1. These authors contributed equally to the work.
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  • Matthew P. Didsbury,

    1. Department of Chemistry & Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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  • Christopher Pateman,

    1. The Kroto Research Institute, North Campus, University of Sheffield, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK
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  • Neil R. Cameron,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry & Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
    • Department of Chemistry & Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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  • Frederik Claeyssens

    Corresponding author
    1. The Kroto Research Institute, North Campus, University of Sheffield, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK
    • The Kroto Research Institute, North Campus, University of Sheffield, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK.
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Abstract

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Micro-stereolithography (μSL) is used to produce 3D porous polymer structures by templating high internal phase emulsions. A variety of structures are produced, including lines, squares, grids, and tubes. The porosity matches that of materials produced by conventional photopolymerization.

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