Advanced Materials

Biologically Inspired Omniphobic Surfaces by Reverse Imprint Lithography

Authors

  • René Hensel,

    1. Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Research Training Group “Nano- and Biotechniques for Electronic Device Packaging”, Dresden, Germany
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    • These authors contributed equally.

  • Andreas Finn,

    1. Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, Dresden, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Research Training Group “Nano- and Biotechniques for Electronic Device Packaging”, Dresden, Germany
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    • These authors contributed equally.

  • Ralf Helbig,

    1. Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
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  • Hans-Georg Braun,

    1. Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
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  • Christoph Neinhuis,

    1. Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Botany, Dresden, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, B CUBE Innovation Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Dresden, Germany
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  • Wolf-Joachim Fischer,

    1. Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, Dresden, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Research Training Group “Nano- and Biotechniques for Electronic Device Packaging”, Dresden, Germany
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  • Carsten Werner

    Corresponding author
    1. Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, B CUBE Innovation Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Dresden, Germany
    3. Technische Universität Dresden, Research Training Group “Nano- and Biotechniques for Electronic Device Packaging”, Dresden, Germany
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Abstract

Springtail skin morphology is translated into robust omniphobic polymer membranes by reverse imprint lithography. The combination of overhanging cross-sections and their arrangement in a self-supporting comblike pattern are crucial for mechanically stable coatings that can be even applied to curved surfaces.

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