Photoswitched Protein Adsorption on Electrostatically Self-Assembled Azobenzene Films

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Photoresponsive polymeric films fabricated by a facile electrostatic self-assembly technique are utilized to switch protein adsorption by light irradiation. The introduction of SiO2 nanoparticles on the substrate results in a large reversible change of both wettability and protein adsorption.

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