Printing and Aligning Mesoscale Patterns of Tobacco mosaic virus on Surfaces (pages 2195–2200)
Sinan Balci, Dirk M. Leinberger, Mato Knez, Alexander M. Bittner, Fabian Boes, Anan Kadri, Christina Wege, Holger Jeske and Klaus Kern
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602879
Objects as large as whole virus particles can be printed after adsorption to siloxane stamps. Selective de-wetting of suspensions results in alignment and linear aggregation of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) particles on the stamps, and single-virus lines can be printed. The process consists of simply contacting the stamp with a flat substrate.